City officials are beginning a new year, but don't want residents to forget about accomplishments in 2012.
In the city's recent newsletter, officials touted a number of highlights that took place in Lilburn last year. These include the new Bryson Park opening, plans for a new city hall complex, Lilburn City Park enhancements, and more.
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Highlights from 2012, according to the city of Lilburn:
- Bryson Park Opening: Residents can now enjoy 71 acres of trails, football, soccer, playgrounds and more.
- Main Street Realignment: This project, funded by Georgia Transportation Improvement Grant, Lilburn Community Improvement District, Gwinnett County and the city of Lilburn, is expected to start in spring 2013. Construction costs are estimated at $2.4 million.
- : Construction is expected to begin this summer on the new City Hall plans. It is a joint project between Gwinnett County and the city of Lilburb, and is estimated to cost $10 million. It is funded by the SPLOST one-cent sales tax.
- Downtown Development Authority Property Acquisition: Some 7.5 acres at the new intersection of Main Street and Lawrenceville Highway were acquired last year. This creates a large tract for possible shopping and restaurants in the future. Also the 37-acre former Jackson Creek Water Treatment Facility was purchased in 2012 and is slated for the Big League Dreams baseball tournament complex.
- Lions Club Park: Construction began on baseball and softball fields and is expected to finish in late 2013.
- Lilburn City Park Stream Restoration Project: The 2.5 acre expansion allows children of all ages to explore this stream habitat.
- Lawrenceville Highway Median Beautification: The city's main artery was spruced up with plantings and stamped concrete. It was a joint project between Lilburn Community Improvement District, Gwinnett County, and the city of Lilburn.
- Trail Improvements: Walkers can enjoy improved connectivity on Killian Hill Road from Greenway terminus to Arcado Road, and on Lawrenceville Highway from Killian Hill Road to Postal Way.
- Community Development Block Grant Awarded: This sidewalk project on Hillcrest Road from existing at Lawrenceville Highway to Indian Trail.
- Highway 29 -- A Boulevard of Opportunity, by Gerald McDowell, executive director of the Lilburn Community Improvement District