Stonecrest Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)
Project Location: Dekalb County, Georgia
The Stonecrest LCI included the study of a 2,500 acre area, which is adjacent to I-20 and includes the Mall at Stonecrest. The study goal was to provide a vibrant, high density mixed use regional center near the expressway with less dense mixed use nodes to the south that respect the rural and historic character of the area. Our plan recommends national-level soccer tournament fields on greenfields next to Stonecrest Mall. The market indicated a need for this type of sports venue and adjacent to the Mall and area hotels makes it an ideal entertainment site. Overtime, this site could be developed into a thriving mixed use community, as MARTA heavy rail transit expands to east to Stonecrest.
Public engagement strategies included a design charrette in the middle of Stonecrest Mall, the heart of the community, and tours of before / after renderings of recommendations at key locations.
Outstanding Planning Process – Georgia Planning Association (GPA)