ATLANTA – June 6, 2019 – Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (CID) is requesting proposals from qualified firms or organizations to develop a Freight Cluster Plan to study all modes of freight movement in the Tucker Summit district. The study will provide detailed insight into the area’s current and future freight activity and address transportation planning, traffic operations and related planning needs. Ultimately, the CID seeks to develop a list of projects to address the study’s findings, which may include roadway, bridge and way-finding improvements, and to identify recommended projects and policy changes to address those project needs.
The selected firm or organization will be required to work with a number of stakeholders, including other area CIDs — Lilburn, Tucker-Northlake and Gateway 85 — as well as DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, the City of Tucker, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and MARTA. Findings from the Freight Cluster Plan, which are estimated to take 12-18 months to complete, should provide insight on managing future freight activity over a five- to 10-year period.
The area of study will primarily focus within the boundaries of the Tucker Summit CID along Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Hugh Howell Road (SR 236) and East Ponce de Leon Avenue as well as examine the CID’s connectivity to Jimmy Carter Boulevard at Interstate 85, North Hairston Road south of Memorial Drive and Indian Trail Road near US 29.
“I call the passage along Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Hairston Road ‘The Incredible Corridor,’ ” said Emory Morsberger, president of Tucker Summit CID, and executive director of Gateway 85 CID. “Improving traffic safety and mobility will not only ease commuter congestion, but also attract more businesses and residents to the area. I’m thrilled that multiple CIDs are not only supporting this project, but also will benefit from the findings. It’s truly a win-win for all involved,” he added.
Proposals are due by 2 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019. Firms interesting in bidding on the Freight Cluster Plan can find more information here. The awarded contract is contingent upon the ARC and TSCID receiving adequate funding from GDOT for the purpose of this study.
About Tucker Summit Community Improvement District
Tucker Summit CID exists to deliver the planning and leadership needed to reach new levels of success for its commercial property owners. The primary objective of the CID is to grow property values and enhance the district’s prominence as a primary choice for business growth and development. For more information, please visit www.tuckersumitcid.com and connect on LinkedIn.
communications 21, on behalf of TSCID
Emory Morsberger, President
Tucker Summit Community Improvement District