Tucker Summit CID September 2019 Newsletter

August Fall Member Mixer

A good time was had by all who attended the Fall Member Mixer last month at Tucker Brewing Company

A big thank you to Trilux, located in TSCID’s international incubator GATC, which generously sponsored the beverages for the mixer. Trilux provides a full complement of lighting services from planning to installation, while focusing on quality, cost-efficiency and usability – always perfectly matched to customer requirements and specific applications.

If you or your company would like to be an event sponsor, please contact our communications firm. Stay tuned for details for the Winter Member Mixer.

To view more photos click here.

Tucker’s Mayor Frank Auman Appointed to GRTA Board

City of Tucker’s Mayor Frank Auman was recently sworn into the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) board of directors by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on September 9, 2019. The GRTA serves as the Governor’s voice at a state-wide authority that addresses air quality and mobility and strategic transportation planning in metro Atlanta.

“Mayor Auman joins GRTA at an exciting time as we have seen an increase in ridership with Xpress and we continue to build on our strategic plan to help create a seamless regional transit system and develop deeper relationships with our customers to meet our goal of helping citizens commute with confidence,”  said GRTA Executive Director and Board Secretary Chris Tomlinson. “We are pleased to have Mayor Auman join the GRTA Board and are confident that he will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategic plan, increase ridership and enhance the value of public transit for our customers. We look forward to his contribution and are excited about his appointment.”

“I’m very honored by the trust Governor Kemp has placed in me and I’m excited to get to work,” Auman said. “Transit and multi-modal transportation have become a priority for every city, and to have the opportunity to work on this board is significant.”

TSCID Selects Metro Analytics for Freight Cluster Plan Study

Metro Analytics was awarded the bid to conduct TSCID’s Freight Cluster Plan Study. The urban analysis company 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 study results, improvements could be made to roadways, bridges, way-finding and any other projects affecting freight movement and traffic.

Read more in the TSCID press release.

Are you a Tucker Summit CID property owner? We want your input and assistance for the Freight Cluster Plan Study, which will study all modes of freight movement in the Tucker Summit district.   Please contact Emory Morsberger at emory@tuckersummitcid.com to participate.

New Business

Underpriced Furniture Breaks Ground and Rebrands

Underpriced Furniture revealed its new name, Georgia Furniture Mart, at its Tucker groundbreaking ceremony on August 29. Esteemed DeKalb County and City of Tucker officials who spoke at the ceremony to welcome the superstore and distribution center to the district included Tucker Mayor Frank Auman, Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics Director Matt Markham, DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran Johnson and DeKalb County Intergovernmental Affairs Manager Delores Crowell.

Georgia Furniture Mart owner Mike Hall announced that the name change was necessary to convey that the company’s furniture was not only a great value at a low price, but also high-quality, which he felt the previous name did not properly connote. The site was decorated with a sampling of fabulous furniture from the store where guests could sit, lounge and network during the lunch that followed the ceremony.

To view more photos from the groundbreaking, click here.

TSCID Member Spotlight

TSCID member Ground Consolidation Services (GCS), a subsidiary of Alchemy Spetec, provides concrete leveling, pressure grouting, soil stabilization services and more. Sunken concrete slabs create trip hazards, liability risks and are an indication of possible future damage. GCS offers a more efficient and less expensive alternative than demolishing and replacing damaged concrete slabs or structures by analyzing the soil foundation, filling in any voids to stabilize it, pressure grouting and then lifting and leveling the concrete. 

Learn more about these services on the GSC website and watch this video to see how GCS can work for you.

Enhanced Security in TSCID

TSCID has partnered with Flock Safety to enhance security within the district and help prevent crime. The Flock Safety camera system works in conjunction with the DeKalb County Police Department by capturing and turning over photographic and video evidence of license plates during the commission of a crime. Approximately 70% of criminal activity involve a vehicle and the Flock Safety system has the capability to record and categorize every vehicle within range — and when necessary send that footage to the police with just two taps on a smartphone.

For more information on Flock Safety and how they can help secure your home or business, please visit their website.

What’s New with Team Reboot

TSCID-sponsored FIRST robotics team, Team Reboot, is still in search of a new space for the junior engineers to meet and build. If you know of a location where these young minds can continue to learn and grow, please contact Deneise Turner at dturner@81029@att.net.  

Beat the Badge 5K

Here’s your chance to run with the police for a good cause! The fifth annual DeKalb County Police Department’s Beat the Badge 5K will take place on Saturday, September 28, at the DeKalb County Police Headquarters, located at 1960 W. Exchange Place.

TSCID is proud to sponsor this event benefiting the DeKalb Police Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting DeKalb County police officers.

Runners are invited to attend the family-friendly after-party and open house with firetrucks, SWAT equipment and more!

Click here to register for the race online.

It’s Time for the Second Annual Tucktoberfest at Tucker Brewing

Celebrate Oktoberfest Tucker style at Tucker Brewing Company at the Second Annual Tucktoberfest on Saturday, September 28. Tucker Brewing’s new gluten-reduced Lottes Lager, released on September 7, will be readily available. The new onsite TKR kitchen will be open to bring you authentic brats and other delicious German food!

Coy Bowles and The Fellowship will be headlining the festival’s music line-up, followed by Travers Brothership, with DJ Zack Falls closing out the fun-filled night.

Get your tickets now for a fun day of music, games, costume contests, food and new beer releases! 

Stone Ridge Event Center Wins Award

Congratulations to Laurie Wexel and Stone Ridge Event Center for receiving the Apex Emerging Business of the Year Award from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce! The award for this incredible event center is well-deserved and TSCID is immensely grateful for everything Stone Ridge Event Center does to support the district.

The Stone Ridge Event Center will also be hosting the inaugural DeKalb County Public Safety Awards breakfast on October 16, honoring the many divisions of DeKalb County’s first responders and public safety.

Tucker Job Fair in November

CID Project Updates

  • TSCID has selected LMI Systems to provide electrical services for the Royal Atlanta Business Park sign. The installation and wiring to the new LED sign is scheduled for completion by mid-fall.
  • Southern Care Lawn & Landscape trimmed and cleared vegetation along the roadsides of South Royal Atlanta Drive, North Royal Atlanta Drive and Hammermill Road. Overgrown brush camouflages illegal dumping — clearing and opening up the space not only makes the area look nicer, but also discourages this behavior.
  • Southern Care Lawn & Landscape also installed new mulch along Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Hwy 78.
  • Mountain Industrial Boulevard received new median lights from the CSX to the Gwinnett County line. The installation of the next three phases of new lighting along Mountain Industrial Boulevard has yet to be scheduled.

Tucker Summit CID has a new website! Please visit www.tuckersummitcid.com for news and updates and follow us on LinkedIn.

To have your business or event included in our next CID newsletter, please contact Emory Morsberger at 770-409-8100 or email emory@tuckersummitcid.com.