Hiram plans Thursday meeting on study area

Hiram city officials will hold a public meeting on the Livable Centers Initiative at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Events Place, 855 Hiram-Douglasville Highway, Hiram.

Hiram’s study area concerns downtown Hiram, the Silver Comet Trail and connections to the trail and the major retail corridor along U.S. 278.

Earlier this year, the Atlanta Regional Commission awarded $800,000 in its latest round of Livable Centers Initiative grants to 11 metro Atlanta communities - among them Hiram with an award amount of $60,000 and a local match of $15,000.

Among the purposes of Hiram’s LCI are to reduce dependency upon cars for local trips and improve alternative transportation access.

“Hearing from those who ‘hold a stake’ in the look and feel of Hiram is a critical component of this study being facilitated and drafted by Atkins,” said City Manager Robbie Rokovitz.

Information: cityofhiramga.gov, Rokovitz at 770-943-3726, ext. 2016 or rrokovitz@hiram-ga.gov.

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