Lilburn CID seeks study of U.S. 29 makeover

The Lilburn Community Improvement District has voted to begin a corridor study of U.S. 29 as part of a plan to revitalize the city's aging commercial corridor.

The CID is seeking a professional consulting firm to guide the study of a 4-mile section of the highway between Ronald Reagan Parkway and Rockbridge Road.

The recently formed Lilburn CID is a self-taxing association of 158 commercial property owners and a property value of $123.6 million. In the next two years, the CID's property value is expected to reach $300 million, CID Executive Director Gerald McDowell said.

McDowell said the initial focus will be on U.S. 29, with two Department of Transportation projects under way to add left turn lanes at three intersections and to add a median starting at Postal Way toward Lawrenceville.

Property owners who joined the CID early talked about following these DOT projects with a study. A request for proposals can be found at