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New Lakeside Cityhood Map Includes Sagamore Hills, Leafmore

The Lakeside City Alliance's second map falls as far south as North Druid Hills Road and includes Toco Hill Shopping Center.

The Lakeside City Alliance released its second proposed map for a new city in northern DeKalb County on Tuesday, and its new boundaries include Sagamore Hills, Leafmore and the Toco Hill commercial corridor.

Those areas were previously left out of the alliance's proposed map because organizers said those areas – Sagamore and Leafmore – were having their own cityhood conversations, and the alliance didn't want to interfere. The map also leaves out the Century Center commercial area along Clairmont Road west of I-85 that had previously been included.

The map also extends north – within the boundaries of I-85 and I-285 – to include the Mercer University area.

The alliance, which is meeting with residents Tuesday night at Briarlake Baptist Church for its second public hearing, has emerged over the last month to dominate local discussion about cityhood in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area.

Here is the full statement from the alliance regarding its second map:

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2013--- The Lakeside City Alliance (LCA), a non-profit citizens group studying the possibility of establishing a new city in north DeKalb County, has released a revised city map today after receiving feedback from the community. The revised boundaries include the areas in between Interstate 85 on the west, North Druid Hills Road to the south, and Chamblee-Tucker Road on the north and east.

The new boundaries would encompass a city of approximately 60,000 residents. In announcing the release of the revised map, Alliance Chairman Mary Kay Woodworth noted that the revised boundaries represent the Alliance’s efforts to ensure that that the map reflects the desires of the community of interest that encompasses the proposed city.

“We have been listening to our fellow residents since our first meeting and exchanged ideas through emails, telephone calls and various social media outlets,” Woodworth said. “We have made some significant changes from our first draft based on the feedback that we have been getting and look forward to continuing to fine-tune the map in the weeks and months ahead.”

Woodworth noted that the LCA is hosting a public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Briarlake Baptist Church on LaVista Road to hear additional input from the community. Information about the meeting can be found on the LCA website (www.lakesidealliance.org).

In regards to the revised map, Woodworth added: “It’s exciting to see so much interest and support in this community for this proposal, and I look forward to keeping the conversation going as we move ahead with our study.”

Additional information about the Lakeside City Alliance and the revised map can be found at LCA’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LakesideCityAllianceGa), (www.lakesidealliance.org) and Yahoo! Group: (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lakesidealliance)

Check out Patch's Lakeside Cityhood page for all coverage of this issue.

What do you think of the revised map? Tell us in the comments section below.

Proud of Tucker March 08, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Not all areas outside the perimeter want to be included! I don't live far from you and I consider myself a resident of TUCKER. Lakeside should stay inside the perimeter. Can you say land grab?
Leslie Griffith March 17, 2013 at 07:07 AM
The only reason Lakeside wants to include the Toco Hill area is because of the tax base the shopping center would provide. I moved to unincorporated Dekalb for a reason. This is just another attempt to exclude parts of Dekalb from the "good" school districts.. It's just another layer of government and the only ones who will benefit will be the consultants hired by the new city to provide services.
The Scarlet Pimpernel March 19, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Way to squeeze in Rehoboth, you all make me sick..Just stay on your side of 285 and I'll stay on mine..
Scott March 23, 2013 at 02:43 PM
We are in the new area and NO ONE has contacted us about this.
Tiger Mom March 26, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I live off of Henderson near the park and I am a resident of Tucker. Tucker extends inside 285, since I work on Miontreal (behind the Kroger) and have a 30084 zip code. So extending "Lakeside" to 285 is still a stretch in my opinion. Why do we not look at zip codes, and "Lakesdide" stays out of 30084, 30081 and 30341, period. Then, if you want to live in the new city, you move there, like I moved to Tucker.

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