Screenshot of a map on the Memorial Drive Revitalization website outlining the portions of Memorial Drive in DeKalb County that are the focus of the project.

DeKalb invites public to help shape Memorial Drive revitalization

People who live, shop or work along a stretch of Memorial Drive are invited to participate in a workshop that will help determine future work in the area.

Wednesday’s sessions are the latest step in the Memorial Drive Revitalization Corridor Plan, focusing on five miles between Interstate 285 and Stone Mountain. Earlier meetings and open houses were held in May and June.

On Wednesday, participants can attend a work session in the afternoon followed by presentations in the evening. Representatives from the county’s Planning and Sustainability department, as well as outside consultants, will work with residents to develop concepts for the corridor, which could include beautification, mixed-use developments and job creation.

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The sessions will be held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 495 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston.

The schedule:

1–4 p.m.: Residents can drop in at anytime during this period to participate in a planning session where they help develop ideas and concepts for the revitalization.

5–7 p.m.: The planning team will present the ideas developed earlier in the day during an Open House. Residents will also be asked to provide more feedback.

7–8 p.m.: The planning team will develop presentations summarizing the ideas captured earlier in the day and outlining next steps.

For more information, visit the Memorial Drive Revitalization website.

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