Master Active Living Plan 2017-10-04T13:41:07+00:00


Master Active Living Plan (MALP)

This strategic intersection is centrally located in the county and already contains several retail and other commercial developments.

Target Industries:
 Supporting Industries: General Retail / IT Services / Educational

Chronic diseases are among the most common and costly of all health problems in the United States, but they also are among the most preventable. Lack of physical activity and poor nutrition, two modifiable risk factors for obesity and tobacco use are responsible for much of the illness, suffering, and death related to chronic disease. To help address these health issues, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Through these programs, DeKalb County, Georgia is tackling public health threats throughout its region by creating a Master Active Living Plan (MALP). The focus of this study is the integration of physical activity and other healthy behaviors into the daily routines of DeKalb County residents. By planning communities with a deliberate focus on health, the health and quality-of-life of their residents can be improved


Land Use Recommendations

1. Strive to achieve the land use vision shown in
2. the Framework Plan
3. Encourage redevelopment of vacant and
4. underutilized commercial properties
5. Create public parks/open spaces with active
6. uses in new development and potential public
7. improvement projects
8. Provide appropriate transitions between
9. higher-density development and existing single family neighborhood
10. Comprehensive Plan updates
11. Zoning code amendments
12. Amend subdivision regulations to require interparcel connectivity
13. Redevelop the Redan Road/Redwing Circle
14. Area
15. Redevelop the Covington Drive/Midway Road
16. Area

Urban Design Recommendations
1. Require good urban design standards that
2. promote health
3. Support architectural standards that allow a variety of styles, but require good design
4. Incorporate Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Principles
5. Incorporate parks and open spaces into existing areas and new development.
6. Encourage an appropriate relationship between parks and adjacent development
7. In the design of parks and open spaces provide facilities like paths, running tracks, playgrounds,