In the July 2018 issue of InTucker, we laid out a long list of plans and studies that were either ongoing or in the works. These processes were designed to facilitate research and bring some expertise and guidance to a range of issues with long-term impacts on the City. Now, six months later, it’s time to update you on the progress of some of those processes.
Trails Master Plan
Consultants for the Trails Master Plan presented their findings before the Mayor and City Council at their meeting on December 10. This was the first plan to be presented because it inevitably will overlap with other plans including the Downtown Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan and Parks Master Plan.
The plan process was led by consultants from KAIZEN Collaborative and the PATH Foundation. They made recommendations on a network of paths spanning 32 miles, connecting to City parks, as well as to downtown Tucker. For reasons of cost, such a network would have to be a long-term project constructed over a period of several years. In the short-term, the consulting team has recommended a plan to start small, including a path that goes from downtown running north to Kelley Cofer Park.
The entire proposal can be viewed at www.tuckerga.gov/parks.
Parks Master Plan
The final public input meeting for the Parks Master Plan was held at Tucker Recreation Center on December 11. Consultants from Barge Design Solutions presented their preliminary recommendations for priorities going forward in Tucker’s parks. After receiving additional resident input on things like programs, community needs and park ordinances, the consultants are going back to fine tune their plan. It is scheduled to be presented to the Mayor and City Council on January 28.
You can still provide input by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation Master Plan
This plan has had a robust citizen engagement element, which will continue with a public input meeting on January 17 at 7 p.m. To this point, consultants from VHB and The Collaborative have collected data on traffic patterns and habits, incorporated results of an intersection safety analysis and begun to divide their recommendations into three tiers: short-term, mid-range and long-term improvements. The Mayor and City Council are tentatively scheduled to hear final recommendations on this project on March 25.
Residents and other stakeholders can still provide input through the online survey at www.tuckertomorrowplan.com.
Downtown Master Plan
Of all the plans and studies ongoing in the City of Tucker, this is the newest. Having kicked off in November, the Downtown Master Plan is a partnership between the City and the Tucker-Northlake CID. Consultants from TSW have gathered input from the community, but especially want to hear the voices of property owners in the downtown area.
Tucker’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will have significant involvement in the plan before it is brought through the City’s legislative process, going before the Community Council, the Planning Commission and, ultimately, the Mayor and City Council on May 28.
There are several more efforts ongoing, including the Historic Resource Report, Sign Ordinance/Overlay Rewrite and a Branding Campaign. You can find all available details at www.tuckerga.gov/plans.