N. Druid Hills/Briarcliff Quadrant Meetings

Briarcliff/North Druid Hills Technical Advisory Committee Kicks off first in a series of neighborhood update meetings The Technical Advisory Committee, a group of professional planners, engineers, and architects who reside within the Briarcliff/North Druid Hills study area, has announced a series of Quad Study update meetings. ("Quad" is shorthand for the "quadrant" of DeKalb County that has been the subject of an intensive planning process begun in March of last year and led by Alex Garvin of Garvin & Associates.) The meetings will be chaired by committee members. They are intended to give relatively small groups a chance to ask questions and interact in a way not possible at larger group meetings like those held last year at Kittredge Magnet School. The meetings will be held in proximity to several civic associations in the Quad Study Area. Please note: At least three meetings are planned, all designed to cover the same information. It's recommended that residents attend the meeting nearest them so that all groups have an equal opportunity to ask questions and discuss findings in group settings that allow greater interaction. Additional information on the full meeting schedule will be forthcoming. Topics to be discussed at the update meetings include: • Final recommendations contained in the Garvin plan, A New Public Realm for DeKalb County. • Questions surrounding land use and density - with and without transit. • Principles to guide funding for the tax allocation district (TAD) that would be used to pay for improvements to the public realm. • A review of the procedures and timeline to be followed for the possible adoption of amendments to the county's Comprehensive Land Use Plan and/or requests for rezoning. Meeting dates and locations are: The first neighborhood meeting will be: LaVista Park community: Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church 1438 Sheridan Road. And Merry Hills Community: February 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Post Briarcliff Community Room 500 Briarvista Way Meeting chairs: Debra Edelson, Larry Fonts And NORTH DRUID HILLS RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION Community: February 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Executive Park #4 Executive Park Drive, suite 1408 Meetings chairs: Liz Beyer, Danny Wright Topics to be discussed at the update meetings include: * Final recommendations contained in the Garvin plan, A New Public Realm for DeKalb County. * Questions surrounding land use and density - with and without transit. * Principles to guide funding for the tax allocation district (TAD) that would be used to pay for improvements to the public realm. * A review of the procedures and timeline to be followed for the possible adoption of amendments to the county's Comprehensive Land Use Plan and/or requests for rezoning. For further information, please contact: Debbie Schneider Policy Advisor District #2 Commissioner Jeff Rader 404-371-3054 Or you can call: Kevin Doyle Communications Director Livable Communities Coalition 404-214-0081 ext. 20.