The Livable Centers Initiative's Emory Village plans

The Livable Centers Initiative, which aims to encourage walking communities in metropolitan Atlanta, is providing $192,000 for engineering drawings that will be part of a plan for making Emory Village a high-quality mixed-use area serving Emory University and Druid Hills. The funds, administered by the Atlanta Regional Commission, will support a project that will widen and improve sidewalks, plant shade trees, construct a small park, and remove angled parking that the project’s backers consider dangerous. Housing is to be built above stores. A roundabout may be installed, and the four travel lanes of North Decatur Road may be reduced to two travel lanes plus one turning lane, bicycle lanes, parallel parking, and broad sidewalks with street trees. The nonprofit Alliance to Improve Emory Village hired a team of consultants led by Peter Drey + Company to prepare the revitalization plan.