The Vision for the East Point Corridors and Key Objectives of
the East Point Corridors TADThe Vision for the East Point Corridors and Key Objectives of the East Point Corridors TAD The redevelopment of the City of East Point is an important step in enhancing the quality of life in the city’s downtown and older, established neighborhoods. Creating and maintaining lively and attractive streets and buildings will stimulate investment in East Point’s commercial core, adjoining historic neighborhoods such as Conley Hills and the major corridors – Main Street, Cleveland Avenue and Washington Road – that lead into and through the heart of the city. There are many factors that point to a positive future for the City of East Point. As with other older revitalizing urban areas, there exists a sense and continuity of place and community. There is a sufficient amount of social and physical urban fabric that remains intact to serve as a basis and guide for revitalization efforts. Recent demographic patterns show a renewed interest in urban living as a preferred lifestyle. This has resulted in land use and behavioral changes aimed at reducing the reliance on the automobile and re-establishing pedestrian-oriented places. New economic sectors, such as the digital and communications industries are providing additional markets for the rehabilitation of underutilized or abandoned buildings and properties, such as are found in the East Point Corridors TAD area.
TAD Goals and Objectives
The foundations for this East Point Corridors Redevelopment Plan and Tax Allocation Bond District can be found in several recent plans, much of which is incorporated into this TAD Redevelopment Plan. In addition to the City’s own 2006 Comprehensive Plan Update, this TAD Redevelopment Plan relies heavily on two recently completed studies: (1) the 2005 City of East Point Livable Centers Initiative report
prepared by Pond & Company in association with The
Collaborative Firm, Sizemore Group and Market+Main; and (2) the 2006 Cleveland Avenue Corridor Study: Masterplan
prepared by Urban Studio, Inc. in association with WK Dickson & Co., Inc. and Iteris, Inc. The 2005 East Point MARTA Development: Real Estate Development Methods study prepared by the East Point MARTA Development Consultants team was also reviewed.
Executive Summary - Corridors / Downtown TAD
Corridors / Downtown TAD - Approved 2006
Camp Creek / I-285 TAD - Approved 2001