Final meeting tonight for Newnan’s LCI study

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The final public meeting for the city of Newnan's Livable Centers Initiative study will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, located at the corner of LaGrange Street and West Broad Street in downtown Newnan.

The meeting will be a drop-in open house with no formal presentation. Newnan residents and those interested in the future of the downtown area and the surrounding neighborhoods are invited to attend and provide feedback on the proposals.

Last year, Newnan was awarded a $120,000 Livable Centers Initiative grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The grant money, along with a $30,000 'match' from the city, was used for the study, which covers downtown and the 'downtown east' neighborhoods.

The study focuses on strategies to balance growth and redevelopment and to address transportation needs. The study covers issues including future land use, development patterns, housing styles, historic preservation, economic development and transportation.

The study included two in-depth public workshops and an online survey, as well as stakeholder meetings. The idea is to find 'What do we need? What do we want? What are we lacking?' Newnan Planning Director Tracy Dunnavant said in November.

A drop-in meeting was held in March to get feedback on some of the preliminary concepts the consultants had put together.

Tonight's meeting will present proposed strategies and concepts.

'This is our chance to share with the community the ideas and concepts that they have helped develop throughout the course of this study,' said Dunnavant. 'We wanted to give them one final chance to provide feedback prior to the draft plan being presented to the City Council.'

The consultants will make a presentation to the Newnan City Council on May 13.

Dunnavant said she has been pleased with the public participation at all of the LCI events.

'Our citizens understand the importance of our downtown and have taken a real interest in shaping its future,' she said.

Those that can't make it to the meeting can still make comments or ask questions by contacting Dunnavant at 678-673-5481 or tdunnavant@cityofnewnan. org.



More Local

ECHS senior Cole Croteau dies from complications of CF

Update: Funeral arrangements have been announced for Cole Croteau. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at McKo ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. SECRET SERVICE UNDER FRESH SCRU ... Read More


Ga. college smoking ban goes into effect Wednesday

ATLANTA (AP) — A rule smoking ban at all University System of Georgia campuses is scheduled to go into effect this week. The Universit ... Read More


Coweta's middle school volleyball championship game postponed

Coweta’s middle school volleyball championship game has been postponed amid questions on one school’s eligibility. “The Co ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PRO-DEMOCRACY RALLIES SPREAD IN H ... Read More

Arguments to begin in Atlanta test cheating trial

ATLANTA (AP) - Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators ... Read More