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Retrofitting Suburbia CIDs as a Partner in Progress. April 9, 2009 Brett Harrell , Executive Director Evermore Community Improvement District 2463 Heritage Village, Suite 106 Snellville, GA 30078 (770) 979-5800 [email protected] www.evermorecid.org. A Vibrant Corridor, but . . .

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Retrofitting suburbia cids as a partner in progress

Retrofitting SuburbiaCIDs as a Partner in Progress

April 9, 2009

Brett Harrell, Executive Director

Evermore Community Improvement District

2463 Heritage Village, Suite 106

Snellville, GA 30078

(770) 979-5800

[email protected]

www.evermorecid.org


A vibrant corridor but

A Vibrant Corridor, but . . .


Traditional development strip centers traffic decline no sense of place

Traditional DevelopmentStrip Centers, Traffic, Decline, No Sense of Place


Public investment underutilized retail to community identity

Public InvestmentUnderutilized Retail to Community Identity

Recaptured gray field, vacant big box, environmental spill, mortgage in default, required a land swap, and non-debt financing

$10 million public investment launches $100 million in private development


Cids encourage private investment

CIDs encourage Private Investment

  • Towne Centre – office development $10m

  • First Global – multi-story office buildings $30m

  • Morsberger Group – mixed-use development $40m

  • Solid Rock Development – medical complex $60m

  • Combined value of smaller developments – $50m


Key accomplishments

Key Accomplishments

  • Hwy 78 (now Evermore) CID formed April 2003 – 390 commercial property owners; $380 (now $525) million in property value; 1,200+ businesses; $1 billion in annual sales; 15,800 jobs

  • Evermore CID provides ongoing, weekly landscape maintenance and litter removal at an investment of $110,000 per year

    • Recognized by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful in January 2006 as their Business and Industry of the Year

    • Support Gwinnett County Operation Fixing Broken Windows and City of Snellville Property Maintenance Initiatives

  • Evermore CID provides additional public safety patrols along the corridor on average an additional 2,500 hours a year

  • The nearly $5 million investment made by CID taxpayers over the past five years has resulted in an additional $130 million investment by federal, state, and local partners to provide an approximate 26:1 return on investment

  • Adopted a Short Term Work Program in December 2005 describing 82 ongoing and potential projects with a combined investment exceeding $165 million


Evermore cid projects

Evermore CID Projects

  • Parallel Circulator Routes and Inter-Parcel Access

    • Paxton Lane Extension (under construction)

    • Rockbridge Road to Davis Road (in design)

    • Parkwood Road to Britt Road (in design)

    • Hewatt Road to Parkwood Road (in design)

  • Intersection Improvements

    • McGee Road at U.S. 78 (approved concept report)

    • Highpoint Road at U.S. 78 (completed)

    • U.S. 78 at S.R. 124 (in design)

    • Walton Court at U.S. 78 (waiting NTP)

  • Pedestrian Safety

    • Over 14 miles of new sidewalk (under construction)

    • Pedestrian Bridge crossing the Yellow River (let June ‘09)

  • Technology Enhancements

    • ITS / ATMS, signal synchronization, real-time traffic data, video and radar detection (complete)

    • Mast Arm signal supports and illuminated street signs (under construction)

  • Landscape and Streetscape Beautification

    • Landscaped medians and enhanced plantings at five key nodes (under construction)

    • Street furniture and wayfinding signage (under construction and design)

Pedestrian Bridge crossing the Yellow River


Landscape enhancements medians and key nodes

Landscape EnhancementsMedians and Key Nodes

Streetscape enhancements include landscaping, sidewalks, planted medians, wayfinding signage, street furniture, and decorative mast arms


Parallel access roads paxton lane extension

Parallel Access RoadsPaxton Lane Extension

Paxton Lane Extension – connects two signalized intersections with two median openings, provides for dedication of a private street to public use, and removes 5 curb cuts on US 78 improving safety and reducing congestion. Improvement supports recently announced redevelopment plan valued at $60 million over 10 years.


60 million medical campus evermore urgent care

$60 Million Medical CampusEvermore Urgent Care

A $60 million medical campus being mapped out for Stone Mountain could include a first in the Southeast — a freestanding, acute care hospital focused on emergency medicine.

Plans for the campus call for a 50,000-square-foot hospital, an assisted-living center and three medical office buildings that would house specialty practices, including gastroenterology, neurology and cardiology.


A corridor in transformation

A Corridor in Transformation

From a confusing and cluttered corridor with overhead directional signage to a clean, safe corridor with 14 miles of new sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, decorative mast arms, and illuminated street signs


Attracting reinvestment

Attracting Reinvestment

Brookwood Village at Evermore Townhomes

Town Centre Office Park

CID sidewalk package includes pedestrian crossing signals, street furniture, and sign toppers.

Corporate relocations provide day-time employment

Premiere Dermatology Center


Cids power of partnership

CIDs – Power of Partnership

  • Federal, State, and Local Governments

  • Departments of Transportation

  • MPO’s

  • Private Investment


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