Mission: The Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition (LLCC) is a non-profit corporation comprised of residents, business owners, and property owners in northeast Atlanta whose mission is to redefine and revitalize the community we serve. We are governed by a Board of Directors that includes community activists, business leaders, neighborhood association presidents and property owners. By utilizing community- driven design principles and advocating for sustainable building practices, LLCC’s goal is to improve the quality of life in our community. We strive to better connect our people, residences, businesses, schools, greenspaces and watershed by collaborating with private and public stakeholders to maintain the historic integrity of our residential neighborhoods while revitalizing our surrounding commercial corridors.
Results: Established a monthly Adopt-a-Highway Litter Pickup program with GDOT;
Completed a Blueprints for Successful Communities Study with GA Tech and the Georgia Conservancy;
Began work on a trail system along the North Fork and the South Fork of Peachtree Creek with the South Fork Conservancy;
Sponsored the 2011 & 2013 Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge Road;
Contributed to the Nickel Bottom Community Garden at Zonolite Park planning;
Worked with MARTA on the Clifton Corridor Project;
Worked with GDOT on the GA400 Interchange and trail;
Got handicap ramps installed on sidewalks throughout our corridor;
Created an ESL program for Hispanic Community;
Developing a web-based GIS system
Target demographics: improve the quality of life for the greater community.
Direct beneficiaries per year: LaAmistad Buckhead (2014); Marcus Autism Center (2013); South Fork Conservancy (2013); Westminster Presbyterian Church ESL Program (2012-2013); Nickel Bottom Community Garden (2012)
Geographic areas served: LaVista Park, Woodland Hills, Lindridge Martin Manor, Cheshire Bridge Road, Briar Vista and Zonolite in Northeast Atlanta, GA.
Programs: Adopt-a-Highway Litter Pickup
South Fork Conservancy Trail Network
Local Online Geographic Information System (GIS)
English as a Second Language Program
Annual Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge
Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative
Turning arguements into action, the LLCC helps three neighborhoods act as one in finding common good and then making it happen. Saving creeks and creating fresh beauty in suburbia? Check. Hispanic neighbors wanting English instruction? Check. Stronger public schools with a bigger voice in a large system? Check! Best of all, giving even contentious neighbors a feeling of being heard. That's where so many groups end, with bruised feelings and pushy bullies running off moderates. Good for LLCC for steering to the middle of the road.
LLCC has no paid management yet the directors are dedicated, wise and extremely hard working. This organization has surpassed my expectations that it would be just one more argumentative neighborhood group dominated by the most vocal. LLCC "gets things done" tackling difficult, time consuming projects with astonishing success. We moved here because it was a convenient commute to our jobs. After 15 years living here and now retired, I feel much better having these diligent, good natured folks engaged in improvement and protection of our attractively diverse in-town community.
LLCC has been instrumental in organizing my neighborhood along with the surrounding community to give the residents a unified voice. This organization has allowed the residents to provide input in policy making that has a direct effect on our community and quality of life. Projects I've taken part in range from the blueprints for successful communities to our regular litter cleanups. I look forward to seeing more of our plans implemented.
LLCC has been an integral part of protecting while helping in the redevelopment of our intown area. Over the past several years, we have been constantly targeted by developers for redevelopment. While defending our single family homes, LLCC has worked with the developers to seek redevelopment consistent with the "blueprint" plan developed for the area.