City of Fairburn Selected as Recipient of ARC 2023 Livable Centers Initiative Grant

City of Fairburn Selected as Recipient of ARC 2023 Livable Centers Initiative Grant

The City of Fairburn is proud to announce that our community has been selected to receive Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Fairburn, one of ten recipients, was awarded $200,000 for a planning study geared to help reimagine the downtown area, create vibrant transit corridors, and promote a live-work-play environment.

"The City is dedicated to creating a vibrant community that invites residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the enhanced quality of life in the City of Fairburn,” said Mayor Mario B. Avery.
"I am grateful for the hard work of our staff, and the support from the ARC, and I look forward to seeing this dream become reality here in the City of Fairburn!"

The LCI grant will fund the Education Campus Expansion & Community Connectivity Study. The study will leverage the Fairburn LCI Downtown Master Plan to transform the City’s Education Campus, which consists of Georgia Military College.

“Fairburn is proud to have been selected for the LCI grant award as it will provide us with the much needed funding to continue to move Fairburn forward," said City Administrator Tony M. Phillips. "The City is intentional in our planning and in the vision that we have for our community."

Grant recipients are selected by ARC with input from a diverse committee of partner organizations and planning professionals from around the region.

The LCI program goals include:

  • Providing access to a variety of travel modes including transit, roadways, walking, and biking
  • Encouraging mixed-income residential neighborhoods, employment, shopping, and recreation options
  • Developing an outreach process that promotes the involvement of all stakeholders.

“Fairburn is truly on the move and we are thankful for the ARC's support in those efforts," said Economic Development Director Sylvia Abernathy. "The study will work to transition the target area into the primary gateway into the City’s downtown, improve connectivity between the campus and downtown Fairburn’s amenities, and incorporate smart technology and creative placemaking along the Highway 29 Overlay District."

Click Here to learn more about the LCI grants.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 11-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 74 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention, and planning resources on key regional issues.