INITIATIVES

INITIATIVES

OF CUMBERLAND CID

PLANS & STUDIES

Plans and studies for the Cumberland CID represent a long-term vision for our community, including infrastructure improvements, transportation, enhanced green spaces like pocket parks and multi-use trails. The CID also partners with Georgia and Cobb Departments of Transportation on many projects to assess the current transportation and land use environment to determine options for future enhancements.

COMMUNITY VISIONING:

Blueprint Cumberland 3.0

The CID has updated its Blueprint Cumberland Master Plan with Blueprint Cumberland 3.0; an evolution of the previous two Blueprint Cumberland plans which position the area into one of the Southeast’s most dynamic business centers.  Blueprint Cumberland 3.0 sets the vision for the Cumberland District and includes a list of projects to achieve this vision.

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Cumberland Bicycle Connectivity Implementation Plan Executive Summary

The Cumberland Bicycle Plan establishes a bicycle framework that will help the Cumberland CID remain competitive in the region. This 60-mile framework will create safe, connected and beautiful environments for pedestrians, cyclist, and multi-modal users in the district. The goal of the bicycle plan is to enhance the area’s quality of life and help continue to attract commercial and residential investment into the area.

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Blueprint Cumberland 2011

This document served as an update to the five-year action plan outlined in Blueprint Cumberland II and provided a new five-year action plan for 2012 – 2017.  It provided an evaluation of the status of Blueprint Cumberland II, with an implementation plan inclusive of a new five-year action plan.

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Green TOD Framework

This study was conducted to help envision a sustainable retrofit of the CID’s commercial core into a vibrant mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly community through the introduction of regional transit connection. The Green-TOD Framework incorporates best sustainable practices and case studies in TOD, suburban retrofit, health impact assessment, and LEED-ND while addressing specific issues in the Cumberland area.

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Blueprint Cumberland II

Blueprint Cumberland II provided an update to Blueprint Cumberland I to formulate new goals and reformulate existing goals based on the current scenario and market trends facing the community. It also served to provide a strategic plan to address the reformulated goals and initiatives that might have gone unfulfilled from the initial plan.

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Blueprint Cumberland I

Blueprint Cumberland created an ongoing effort designed to engage broad consensus about future development patterns in the CID.  It provided comprehensive recommendations for future land use, market zoning, development standards, transportation projects, and urban design features.

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MARKET RESEARCH:

2012 Cumberland CID Market Research Report

This report examines trends in the market, economic, community, and environmental characteristics that formed and created the CID’s identity over 25 years.

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2009 Cumberland CID Market Analysis

This research characterized and quantified the market within the Cumberland CID.  It estimated the current and future economic and fiscal impact including historical and current real estate market conditions, immediate financial and budgetary effects of existing land uses, future development potential and future economic and fiscal impacts on Cobb County and the state of Georgia from the CID.

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OTHER STUDIES:

Connect Cobb

Cobb County conducted the Connect Cobb/Northwest Transit Corridor study, an Alternatives Analysis to investigate transit options and their impact on mobility, livability, and connectivity on Cobb Parkway/US Highway 41 and Interstate 75.

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Cumberland District Circulator

A study which explored the implementation options for the Cumberland Circulator as well as determining the features of the project, including the best routes and schedule options, stop locations, type, and size of the vehicle, and potential fare recommendations.

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The WalkUP Wake-Up Call:  Atlanta

This research report focused on regionally significant walkable urban places, referred to as WalkUPs. It suggested that these places will be the loci of both the growth of real estate and wealth-creating employment in metro Atlanta for decades to come.

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