Atlanta Regional Commission and Gwinnett County Invest $400,000 in Gateway85 CID for Jimmy Carter Boulevard Livable Communities Initiative

Atlanta, GA (May 10, 2024) – Last week the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) announced a significant allocation of $280,000 from its million-dollar budget to fund a comprehensive study aimed at enhancing safety, beautification, and transportation infrastructure along Jimmy Carter Boulevard in the Gateway85 Community Improvement District (CID). Gwinnett County will contribute an additional $120,000 towards the endeavor.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission and Gwinnett County to undertake this transformative endeavor,” said Emory Morsberger, Executive Director of Gateway85 CID. “This study represents a pivotal step towards building a sense of place and community for residents, businesses, and visitors within our district.”

Carolyn Bourdeaux, the former Georgia Congresswoman who worked with Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Regional Commission on this grant said, “I deeply appreciate the regional partnership to invest in the Gateway85 Community. This LCI grant will help lay the foundation to foster sustainable growth and economic development in one of the most diverse but also high needs communities in the metro area.”

With more than 3,000 businesses, employing 47,000 people, Gateway85 CID’s members represent 16% of Gwinnett County’s workforce. By leveraging the expertise and resources of ARC and Gwinnett County, the study aims to identify innovative solutions to enhance the economic impact of Gateway85 CID, which is currently $16.6 billion.

The findings and recommendations of the study are expected to serve as a roadmap for future development and investment within Gateway85 CID, ultimately enriching the quality of life for all stakeholders and community members.



Gateway85 Community Improvement District is one of the largest CIDs in the state of Georgia. The public-private partnership is funded by commercial property owners in the 14-square mile area, spanning the I-85 corridor in southwest Gwinnett County. Formed in 2006, the formerly named Gwinnett Village CID represents more than 550 owners, accounting for $1.7 billion in commercial property value. Gateway85 succeeds by partnering with Georgia DOT, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Gwinnett County, Norcross, and Peachtree Corners. These partnerships have led to over $110 million in improvements since 2006 and are on track to produce another $179 million in progress by 2030. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.


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