HOW COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
What is the Little Five Points CID?
The Little Five Points Community Improvement District (L5PCID) is one of more than 20 CIDs in the Atlanta area. Each CID is made up of commercial (no residential) property owners only who agree to self-tax and pool their funds for a variety of enhancement projects including infrastructure improvements specific to a specified area. For instance, Midtown, Downtown, Cumberland, Perimeter, and Buckhead each have their own CID, and the L5PCID was founded to support initiatives that were important in the L5P business district. Read More about CIDs
2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Amir Farokhi (ex officio) Chair, Council Finance Committee
Anna Foote – Chairperson – Mayor’s Appointee, chair@L5PCID.com
Walter Brown, Vice Chairperson, Property owner designee
John Izard, Jr. – Council President’s Appointee, Commercial Property Owner, Cushman Wakefield
Jeff Rader, Secretary, Commercial Property Owner, Kriegshaber House, LLC
Scott Pendergrast, Treasurer, Commercial Property owner, Neighborhood Commercial Redevelopment
Mason Zimmerman, Commercial Property Owner, Pope & Land
Josh Sagarin, Commercial Property Owner, Front Page News & Tijuana Garage
Craig Pendergrast, Commercial Property Owner
Lauren Welsh, Executive Director, lauren@L5PCID.com
CONTACT INFO: L5P Community Improvement District, P O Box 6031, Atlanta GA 31107
L5PCID CURRENT INITIATIVES
Work with L5P Alliance, local and State governments, residents and district business owners to implement major physical improvements to its streets, sidewalks, and plazas.
Create a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta to establish improved street and public realm operations and maintenance programs.
Work with local businesses and adjacent neighborhoods to implement seasonal and other cultural events that highlight the unique and artsy character of L5P.
Find better solutions to parking for regular and special events and improve access to MARTA, shared car services, and enhanced bike and pedestrian options that reduce the need for parking.
Help to execute a district master plan that will help the district better define itself and create a new, inclusionary vision for improvements and an arts-driven activation strategy that will serve the needs of the merchants, visitors, patrons, owners, and neighborhoods for years to come.
Establish a district security plan that better addresses real and perceived security issues.
Hold property and business owners accountable to comply with City and County codes through appropriate encouragement and enforcement, if necessary.
Since its founding in 2014, the L5PCID has leveraged almost $1 million in funding for Little Five Points from a variety of sources including the City’s Renew Atlanta bond, local business funds and Park Pride support for Findley Plaza redevelopment, national arts funds for programming in Findely Plaza for 3 years, TSPLOST funds to improve Euclid Ave, GADot for Moreland Ave re-striping and other improvements and self-imposed property taxes paid by property-owner members of the CID to match funds and provide for staffing and community outreach and support. L5PCID funded development and launch of nonprofit L5P Alliance. None of this would have been possible without the commitment of L5P property owners.