DeKalb County Medline LCI
Project Location: DeKalb County, Georgia
Project Scope: 520 Acres
Completion Date: 2014
The Medline LCI study area totals 520 acres in unincorporated DeKalb County, and is characterized by major regional corridors ﬂanked by commercial and vacant properties.
This study seeks to develop a model Wellness District, which enhances the long term economic viability of the area, building on the medical and ethnic/cultural markets, while creating healthy, well-connected spaces from under utilized land, streets, and streams.
Public engagement strategies included a half day design workshop at a local Indian restaurant, the Cultural Center, Tactical Urbanism Demonstrations to show public greenspace – recreation and performance sizes, and a bike ride to show new bike connectivity recommendations.
AWARD: Outstanding Health Planning, Georgia Planning Association, 2015