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
The LLCC has been a positive force in building a consensus for compatible growth and development and has worked well with governments that cross both county and city boundaries- this is no easy task. They have taken on a number of community improvement projects- from simple trash pickups along area roads, to helping build paths along creeks and wooded areas. They get area businesses and residents on the same page to work together on these projects. They organize dining experiences to both help local restaurants and generate funds. LLCC has been extremely good in communicating with the public and their members through the website (thanks Henry!) and the regular e-newsletters. I live outside their area of operations, but have admired what they have done since their founding several years ago. I have attended some of the classes they have organized on making civic associations better at doing what they need to do! Between their beautification and trails projects, being very inclusive with their diverse membership, and working with local politicians and government officials, the LLCC is an example to which other civic groups should aspire. Well done!