Tucker Comprehensive Plan Coming Into Focus

Tucker Tomorrow

“Tucker Tomorrow” has officially passed the midway point.

The effort to develop a new comprehensive plan took another step forward on February 16, when residents received a report on the “needs and opportunities” presented by preliminary community survey results. Representatives from The Collaborative, the firm heading up the comprehensive plan, have been collecting and analyzing community input since last November.

Ed Shoucair, president of The Collaborative, led a presentation which looked closely at how best to maximize Tucker’s strengths: the downtown/Main Street corridor, our parks and the strong sense of civic involvement.

“There’s just an enormously high level of participation in Tucker,” Shoucair told the crowd. “It adds up to this wonderful, intangible quality of feeling, of connectedness we normally call community and you guys [have] got that.”

The presentation looked at ways to make Tucker more walkable, especially along Lavista and Chamblee Tucker Roads. It explored the importance of Tucker’s industrial corridor as the financial backbone of the community. It also underscored the importance of prioritizing maintenance on Tucker’s parks and recreation center.

While initial findings are still being presented, there is opportunity still for Tucker stakeholders to make their voices heard.

“We want to hear from you,” The Collaborative’s Angela Parker told the audience. “We hope you’ll continue to stay engaged in this process because it’s very important.”

You can fill out an online survey at tuckertomorrowplan.com and make sure to attend the next “Tucker Tomorrow” meeting on March 16 at First Baptist Church of Tucker.

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