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Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Suggestion for Tucker Together

Tucker Together's first map of the proposed City of Tucker was quite ambitious, as it crossed I-85 to include commercial development north of the highway.  This may present a challenge to Doraville, so we'll simply have to wait for their reaction.  Could be interesting.

But if we're going to be this ambitious, I say let's go all the way.  I would suggest that the City of Tucker should include additional areas west of I-285, to include Mercer University - Atlanta, the Presidential Commons office complex, and the rest of Embry Hills.  I believe these areas have much more in common with Tucker than they do with Druid Hills and Briarcliff.  The border, if moved south of Mercer University, will follow portions of North Fork Peachtree Creek and Henderson Mill Creek.  Henderson's Mill on Henderson Mill Creek has a long time connection to the Tucker community.  Its history can be found here.

So, adjacent to Tucker to the west, I am showing the proposed City of Lavista Hills as taking in the rest of unincorporated DeKalb County, inside the Perimeter and north of Decatur and Avondale Estates.  With the city boundaries as drawn, both cities will be of equal size, around 60,000 to 65,000 residents each.

A pdf version of this map can be found here.

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