ATLANTA – September 4, 2019 – Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (TSCID) has awarded the urban analysis company Metro Analytics the bid to conduct the Freight Cluster Plan Study (FCPS) for the areas within the district and surrounding areas. The FCPS will review traffic operations and transportation planning in order to identify areas in need of improvement and to recommend solutions to address those needs.
Metro Analytics specializes in travel demand forecasting, traffic studies and simulations, innovative intersections, transportation master plans, economic attractiveness and urban visualization tools. The company’s findings on the area’s current freight activity will provide insight on managing future freight activity, including projections for five- to 10-year growth opportunities while also determining funding from the CID, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for projects with the highest priority.
The focus of the study will take place along the Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Hugh Howell Road (SR-236) and East Ponce de Leon Avenue corridors 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. Pending the results of the study, improvements could be made to roadways, bridges, way-finding and any other projects affecting freight movement and traffic.
In addition to TSCID, ARC and GDOT, Metro Analytics will be working in conjunction with other organizations including but not limited to Lilburn CID, Tucker-Northlake CID, Gateway85 CID, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, MARTA and the City of Tucker.
TSCID Executive Director Emory Morsberger recently called a meeting of 25 metro Atlanta CID directors to discuss the rapidly growing traffic and congestion issue within the districts. “We all stand to benefit by working together to get ahead of the growing population and the correlating traffic that results,” said Morsberger. “Growth is great for economic development, however we have to consider and adapt to any and every possibility in order to prepare for that growth.”
The Freight Cluster Plan Study should take 12 to 18 months to complete with all work and services required under the subgrant agreement completed on or before December 31, 2020.
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.