Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Thanks to a reallocation of funds from the Lilburn CID, the total SPLOST contribution is now $809,000.
Wednesday, March 6
The Gwinnett County board of commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with the city of Lilburn to provide additional funding for the Main Street relocation project. The additional funding amounts to $164,000, which is coming from a reallocation of SPLOST dollars from the Lilburn Community Improvement District. Recently, the county asked all of the community improvement districts to consider such changes to help projects that were "shovel-ready." In 2011, Gwinnett County provided an initial SPLOST sales tax allocation of approximately $645,000 for construction of the Main Street project. With the additional Lilburn CID reallocation, the total SPLOST contribution is now $809,000. -- Do you think the Main Street realignment project is a …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lilburn Community Improvement District will have input sessions Feb. 21 and 25 for two projects involving U.S. Highway 29.
Tuesday, February 19
The Lilburn Community Improvement District (CID) is asking those who live and work in the area to provide input during two upcoming public information meetings. Together, the meetings are about improving U.S. Highway 29. Gerald McDowell, executive director of the Lilburn CID, said the public input sessions are vitally important parts of these planning efforts. "Both projects are key to our area’s continued growth and vitality, and we are excited to have this opportunity to share details with our stakeholders and partners," McDowell said. "We encourage CID property owners, business owners, schools, organizations and residents to take part in both meetings and provide us with input on these plans," he added. The CID is coordinating its …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Lilburn Community Improvement District has a new logo -- the first new one since the organization began in 2010.
Thursday, February 14
The Lilburn Community Improvement District (CID) is pleased to announce the introduction of a newly created logo as an enhancement to ongoing CID efforts. Executive Director Gerald McDowell said the former logo had carried over since the CID’s launch in early 2010. The previous image originated during the CID’s foundational efforts with the Lilburn Community Partnership. The new logo design will provide a more distinctive presentation connected with the CID’s overall goals and objectives. “We wanted an image and identity that speaks to our commitment to redevelopment and revitalization for the greater Lilburn area,” McDowell said. “We believe that this logo will help us to better communicate the CID’s vision for our stakeholders and …
Friday, January 4, 2013
As part of its recent newsletter publication, city officials touted a number of accomplishments from the year 2012.
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. -- What do you think of these new facilities and plans for Lilburn? Let us, and your city leaders, know in the comment section. -- Highlights from 2012, according to the city of Lilburn: See also:
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The "Providence Tomorrow" campaign is improving technology, as well as arts and athletics programs.
Planned enhancements benefiting the students of Providence Christian Academy signify a substantial investment in the Lilburn Community Improvement District. The “Providence Tomorrow” campaign seeks to further the school’s objective to better serve its students and their families with improved technology, as well as new facilities, fine arts programs and athletics. In addition to purchasing student iPads to augment the learning experience, the school’s $4.5 million capital effort supports the development of an 11-acre sports complex to include a multipurpose field and track facilities. Providence Christian Academy is also now able to offer its first-ever football program. Providence Headmaster Jim Vaught said the school has a history of …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Lilburn CID recently awarded a contract to study ways for improved traffic patterns that affect businesses on U.S. Highway 29.
The Lilburn CID recently awarded an $87,000 contract to a Norcross-based firm in hopes of bettering the connectivity between businesses along U.S. Highway 29 and increasing the flow of traffic. Moreland Altobelli Associates, Inc., a Norcross firm specializing in engineering, will complete the "Access Management Plan" by June 2013, according to Lilburn CID officials. Gwinnett County SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, is paying for the cost of the study. The study area extends down U.S. Highway 29, or Lawrenceville Highway, from Rockbridge Road to Ronald Reagan Parkway, which includes areas annexed by the city of Lilburn in 2011. The length of the area to be studied is approximately 4.3 miles. Doing the study is "showing the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Gwinnett CID's awarded $3 Million of Georgia's State Road and Tollway Authority's 2012 Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank grants.
On June 21, Governor Nathan Deal announced the winners of the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority's (SRTA) 2012 Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) grants. Among the groups being awarded funding were all four of Gwinnett's Community Improvement Districts with grants totaling $3 Million. A press release from the GTIB and a joint press release from Gwinnett's CID states that Lilburn's CID received $800,000 in GTIP grant funding to assist in the construction of their Main Street relocation and realignment project from US-29 to Church Street. The aim is to increase access to surrounding properties (including the new Lilburn Municipal Complex) and the benefits include: Roadway improvements will also occur on adjoining local …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Median beautification launches CID's efforts to maintain area landscaping
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Press release from Lilburn CID June 12, 2012 (LILBURN)—Extensive landscape improvements undertaken by the Lilburn Community Improvement District (CID) are now complete in the Highway 29 corridor. The CID initiated the installation of new landscaping materials on eight highway median areas extending from Ronald Regan Parkway to the U.S. Post Office in Lilburn. The Highway 29 medians were added by the Georgia Department of Transportation. According to Executive Director Gerald McDowell, completion of the landscaping effort signifies the start of new CID-driven initiatives to further increase the area’s attractiveness. “The CID is planning to launch a new Highway 29 maintenance program to be fully implemented during the next months,” …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Lilburn CID is upgrading GDOT medians in cooperation with the City of Lilburn and Gwinnett County.
Monday, May 7, 2012
This week crews will begin much-needed improvements aimed at increasing the visual appeal of the greater Lilburn area’s Highway 29 corridor. The Lilburn Community Improvement District (CID) is coordinating the installation of new landscaping enhancements inside the Highway 29 medians. In total, eight median areas from Ronald Regan Parkway to the U.S. Post Office will receive new plantings and ground cover. The Highway 29 medians were added by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The CID worked with state transportation officials to have red brick areas and other upgrades included with the project in anticipation of the coming landscape work. As Executive Director Gerald McDowell explained, the CID is coordinating its efforts with …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The CID will award $500 to the graphic designer who submits the winning logo.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Lilburn Community Improvement District is looking for a new look, and it's offering $500 to the person who can come up with it. It could be an image, a logo or icon that "depicts the priorities, resources and vision of the CID," the organization said in an email. The graphic design should be flexible enough to be used for letterheads, brochures and other marketing material, but also for street signage and banners, the CID said. The CID, an organization of Lilburn businesses that voluntarily tax themselves in order to fund area improvements, currently uses a logo developed by business owners when the CID was formed. Contest entries must be submitted no later than noon on May 25. Here are the details: Lilburn Community Improvement …