2022 was a big year for the Sugarloaf CID! We completed the largest expansion of the CID to date, expanding security and landscaping improvements to those areas. In partnership with Gwinnett DOT, we closed gaps in the sidewalk network and made progress on long-term connectivity improvements. Below are some of the highlights from this year.
ROADWAY & PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
SPLOST Project Identification Study
We completed a project identification study focused on roadway, intersection, trail and sidewalk projects that are eligible for SPLOST funding. There are 18 total projects. View the list here.
Several sidewalk gaps were completed through the Gwinnett County quick-fix program. These filled in key gaps in walkability in our district.
We were also awarded $1,100,000 in funding for the Loop Trail project through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program. This funding advances the portion of the trail that connects the Gas South District to Peachtree Ridge Park.
ADVANCING TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
LCI Transit Enhancements Study
This year we completed the Sugarloaf Transit Enhancement and Future Station Planning Study, funded through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program. This study examined planned BRT stations at Sugarloaf Mills and the Gas South District, as well as improvements to existing transit service that include improved pedestrian and bicycle connections, placemaking and public art, and other improvements to service for existing riders. Learn more here.
Gas South to Primerica Trail Feasibility
The CID commissioned a feasibility study to explore the off-road trail connections to the Gas South District first identified in the Sugarloaf Livable Centers Initiative Master Plan. This off-road trail would connect the Gas South District to Primerica’s corporate headquarters and trail system and provide a park-like trail experience through a natural setting
PROMOTING THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY
Flock Camera Success
Earlier this year, the Gwinnett Central Precinct reported dramatic success in solving and reducing crimes thanks to the cameras from the Sugarloaf and Gwinnett Place CIDs, which both fall in the Central Precinct. 2022 has seen continued success with our Flock Safety Cameras, and we approved 20 new locations for our Flock cameras with our expansion.
GROWING OUR DISTRICT
Major CID Expansion Approved
In June, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a request by the CID to expand the district boundaries by 22 taxable parcels. The expansion added over $212 million in appraised value to the Sugarloaf CID. When property owners join the CID, they agree to pay an additional tax of 3.5 mills to fund projects that make the district more connected, safe, and attractive. The addition of these new properties increases the amount of funding the CID can leverage to complete critical projects in our community.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
Select and Build Gwinnett
In April, the CIDs in Gwinnett County teamed up to co-host the first “Select & Build Gwinnett” event at Eagle Rock Distributing. The event invited brokers and developers to learn about leasing and redevelopment opportunities in the Evermore, Gateway85, Gwinnett Place, Lilburn, and Sugarloaf CIDs.
Annual Property Owner Meeting
In August, Sugarloaf CID property owners met for the CID’s second annual member meeting. The goal of the event was to bring together investors in the CID and major stakeholders to share the CID’s success stories and learn about what is happening in the Sugarloaf market.
Create Gwinnett Artworks Master Plan
The Sugarloaf CID is a funding and planning partner for the Gwinnett Arts & Creative Economy Master Plan, Create Gwinnett.
News Coverage and Recognitions
In 2022, the Sugarloaf CID was featured in articles in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Gwinnett Daily Post, and the Gwinnett Forum.
CID Executive Director Alyssa Davis was recognized as one of Engineering Georgia’s Top 100 Influential Women.
In 2023, the CID will install new banners throughout the district and in our new expansion areas. We are also adding additional landscaping areas to our maintenance contract.
We are designing a landscaping installation for the east side of the I-85 Interchange at Sugarloaf Parkway and identifying locations for new wayfinding signage. We are also working on a mural for the Sugarloaf Parkway at I-85 underpass.