After being stalled by procedural delays at the Fulton County tax commissioner’s office late last year, a joint effort by property owners to spruce up one airport-area community is finally up and running.
The Airport West Community Improvement District has named its first board of directors after taking a different route to approval in April.
The recently approved CID stretches west to east from Camp Creek Parkway at Merk Road to the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport/Clayton County line and continues north to south along Interstate 85 from Virginia Avenue to Best Road and Main Street.
It is the first of three planned districts aimed at improving the area around the Atlanta airport, aiding its development into an interconnected aerotropolis attracting more companies, residents and investment.
With a budget of $1.6 million, the CID looks to upgrade the western region bordering the airport through improvements to infrastructure and public safety measures. Improved signage and landscaping upgrades are also in the plans.