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Community input sought for College Park plan

By Mehgaan Jones

mjones@news-daily.com

The City of College Park, and The Collaborative Firm, LLC, are hosting community workshops to assist with updating the city's comprehensive plan.

The Collaborative Firm, LLC, is a planning and program-management company, in East Point, that helped establish a comprehensive plan update for College Park in 2005.

"The input of residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders is key to the success of this planning initiative," said College Park Spokesman Gerald Walker.

Participants in the workshops will be given questionnaires to identify their likes, what they want to preserve in the city, and what they would like to see in the future, said Jessica Guinn, director of planning and development for The Collaborative Firm.

One of the community workshops will be held tonight, from 7 p.m., to 9 p.m., at College Park City Hall, located at 3667 Main Street. Another is scheduled for Oct. 14, from 7 p.m.,, to 9 p.m., at the Godby Road Community Center, 2302 Godby Road, in College Park.

Residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the importance of community planning, help establish a vision for what College Park should look like in the next 20 years, and share preferences on specific features that they would like to see in the community.

Guinn said that some of the issues up for discussion will include road improvements, economic development, housing, and employment.

"We are hoping for good participation from the community," said Guinn.

For more information, visit CompPlaninfo@tcfatl.com, or call (404) 684-7031.