Candler Road and Flat Shoals Road LCI

Location: Northern portion of the county
Commission Districts 3
Super District 7
Small Area Plan (SAP): Candler Road Flat Shoals LCI Plan
Implementation Tool: I-20 Overlay District

The Candler Road Activity Center derives from the Candler/Flat Shoals Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Plan. The core of the study is the South DeKalb Mall. Some of the goals of the plan:

  • Encourage diversity of mixed income neighborhoods, employment, and recreational choices
  • Provide access to a wide range of travel modes, including transit, walking and biking.
  • Develop an outreach process that promotes involvement of all stakeholders.

Land Use recommendations from the study are being used as policy guidelines in the comprehensive plan.

Candler Road and Flat Shoals Road LCI

The Livable Centers Initiative (“LCI”) is a program that awards planning grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit
organizations. Their purpose is to prepare and implement plans for enhancing existing centers and corridors consistent with regional development policies. They also provide transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in the LCI plans.

Master Plan Goals of the Candler Road /Flat Shoal LCI

  • Encourage a diversity of medium to high-density, mixed income neighborhoods, employment, shopping and recreation choices in the study area.
  • Through transportation investments, increase the desirability of redevelopment of land served by existing infrastructure in the study area
  • Develop a community-based transportation investment program in the study area that will identify capital projects, which can be funded in the annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).