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May South Fulton CID Board Meeting

BY | May 23, 2024
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South Fulton CID Board Meeting

May 24, 2024 at 11:30

In person: DHL: 7250 Graham Rd, Union City, GA 30291

Virtual: Dial in by phone

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The Best Parking Option for Fayette County Residents Traveling into Downtown Atlanta

South Fulton commuters headed to work in Atlanta along SR-74 can use the Fairburn Park & Ride to share rides and connect with MARTA bus route 188.

Port of Savannah

With Port Tour, Business and Civic Leaders Explore the Link between the South Fulton area and Savannah

South Fulton commuters headed to work in Atlanta along SR-74 can use the Fairburn Park & Ride to share rides and connect with MARTA bus route 188.

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Fairburn Park & Ride Offers Convenience for SR-74, I-85 Commuters

South Fulton commuters headed to work in Atlanta along SR-74 can use the Fairburn Park & Ride to share rides and connect with MARTA bus route 188.

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‘Park & Watch’ Movie Night Attracts SR 74 Commuters to the Fairburn Park & Ride

This summer the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) and the City of Fairburn hosted a first-of-its-kind carpool community event that’s generating quite a buzz around the Fairburn Park & Ride commuter lot.

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Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

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Expansion Is on the Horizon for the South Fulton CID 

The group of commercial property owners known as the South Fulton CID is pursuing an expansion to include more properties in its next wave of progress. 

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FAQ: What You Should Know About the South Fulton CID’s Plans for a Future Expansion

The South Fulton CID is proposing an expansion of its boundaries to include more commercial properties. Read our FAQ to learn more.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

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FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Read this FAQ to learn more about Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and why they are a powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

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The Best Parking Option for Fayette County Residents Traveling into Downtown Atlanta

BY | April 16, 2024
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If you live in Fayette County and need to get to work in downtown Atlanta or near the Atlanta airport, the Fairburn Park and Ride is your best option to bypass traffic and cut back on commuting costs.

Why? There’s no cost to park, it’s accessible and secure 24/7, and it’s a convenient meetup spot for commuters heading the same direction into Atlanta. With ample parking available, it’s the stress-free alternative you’ve been searching for. Here’s everything you need to know to start using it.

What’s the Fairburn Park and Ride?

The Fairburn Park and Ride is a place where commuters can park their cars and share rides. Located at 8100 Senoia Road, right near the I-85/SR-74 interchange, it’s a convenient meetup point for travelers heading north on SR-74.

Built in 2019 and made possible by the City of Fairburn and the South Fulton Community Improvement District (South Fulton CID), the park and ride was created for local commuters who often get slowed down by area traffic, especially at peak travel hours, or due to nearby construction activity. With the park and ride, Fayette County commuters have an alternative to driving alone.

Why It’s the Best Solution

Of course, the main reason to use the Fairburn Park and Ride is because it makes your commute better. It has lots of features that make it convenient to use, including:

  • 200 parking spots
  • EV charging stations
  • 24/7/365 availability
  • Security monitoring by the City of Fairburn police
  • Great lighting anytime of the day
  • A convenient location right off SR-74 and near the I-85/SR-74 interchange
  • Access to MARTA Route 188, which serves Oakley Industrial Boulevard

Taken together, these features make for a safe, convenient place where commuters working any shift can catch the MARTA Route 188, a carpool, or vanpool.

Why Share Rides

Carpooling and vanpooling are among the most common uses of the Fairburn Park and Ride, and they’re both great avenues to explore for improving your commute. Choosing these travel options helps combine trips and take extra cars off the road, resulting in a cleaner, healthier, and more seamless travel experience in the neighborhood for everyone.

When you share the ride with others, you can split the costs on gas, parking, and long-term wear and tear on a car. You can also swap driving duties with your carpooling partners.

If you’re not sure how to start a carpool or vanpool, Georgia Commute Options has a tool that matches you with others nearby who are heading in the same direction.

Make the Fairburn Park and Ride Part of Your Commute

Sitting in traffic alone isn’t your only option for getting to work. Head over here to learn even more about the Fairburn Park and Ride. For extra commuting resources to help you make the most out of the Fairburn Park and Ride, explore MARTA Route 188 or find a carpool or vanpool with Georgia Commute Options.

Keep up with the Fairburn Park and Ride, including the most up-to-date lot information, news and events, and more, via the Fairburn Park and Ride Facebook page.

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With Port Tour, Business and Civic Leaders Explore the Link between the South Fulton area and Savannah

South Fulton commuters headed to work in Atlanta along SR-74 can use the Fairburn Park & Ride to share rides and connect with MARTA bus route 188.

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Fairburn Park & Ride Offers Convenience for SR-74, I-85 Commuters

South Fulton commuters headed to work in Atlanta along SR-74 can use the Fairburn Park & Ride to share rides and connect with MARTA bus route 188.

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‘Park & Watch’ Movie Night Attracts SR 74 Commuters to the Fairburn Park & Ride

This summer the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) and the City of Fairburn hosted a first-of-its-kind carpool community event that’s generating quite a buzz around the Fairburn Park & Ride commuter lot.

A huge queue of trucks

Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

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Expansion Is on the Horizon for the South Fulton CID 

The group of commercial property owners known as the South Fulton CID is pursuing an expansion to include more properties in its next wave of progress. 

Screenshot 2023-04-27 at 7.32.10 AM

FAQ: What You Should Know About the South Fulton CID’s Plans for a Future Expansion

The South Fulton CID is proposing an expansion of its boundaries to include more commercial properties. Read our FAQ to learn more.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

Georgia,State,Capitol,Building,In,Atlanta,,Georgia,,Usa.

FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Read this FAQ to learn more about Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and why they are a powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

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With Port Tour, Business and Civic Leaders Explore the Link between the South Fulton area and Savannah

BY | February 20, 2024
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The South Fulton Community Improvement District (South Fulton CID), with its significant warehousing and the Fairburn CSX Intermodal Facility, isn’t just a part of Georgia’s economy; it’s a driving force. Its growth has been fueled by direct access to the Port of Savannah, the single largest and fastest-growing container port in the U.S. Recognizing this connection, the South Fulton CID brought together a group of local business and civic leaders from the South Fulton area to tour the Port of Savannah and strengthen our understanding of the link between these two economic centers.

Port Tour Highlights & What We Learned

The visit began with a networking dinner in Savannah, bringing together CID board members, city representatives, and logistics partners. Discussions focused on strategies to enhance the district’s logistics capabilities.

During the tour led by Stacy Watson, the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Director of Economic & Industrial Development, attendees got an up-close view of the port’s operations. Here’s a snapshot of what we learned:

  • The Port of Savannah is the main port gateway for the Southeast region and the fourth busiest port in the U.S., handling just over 9 percent of total U.S. containerized cargo volume.
  • The port is strategically located to reach 37.2 million residents and 11 major metro areas within a 300-mile radius, making it an indispensable link in the region’s supply chain.
  • It handles an impressive 4.2 million containers each year. Many of these containers are loaded onto trains and sent directly to the CSX Intermodal Facility in Fairburn, Ga. and nearby warehouses.
  • Spanning 10,000 feet, the port can accommodate several ships simultaneously, boosting its cargo handling efficiency and capacity for international trade.
  • Additional projects either underway or recently completed, including the Mid-American Arc initiative and the International Multimodal Connector, are expanding the port’s reach, with inland rail connections to other major Southeastern markets.

By taking the tour, the South Fulton CID and the area’s business community got a clear picture of how we fit into Georgia and the Southeast’s economic puzzle. The insights gained are expected to inform future strategies and actions within South Fulton’s own expansive logistics network, with the shared goal of enhancing the efficiency and economic vitality of the greater Atlanta region.

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Fairburn Park & Ride Offers Convenience for SR-74, I-85 Commuters

South Fulton commuters headed to work in Atlanta along SR-74 can use the Fairburn Park & Ride to share rides and connect with MARTA bus route 188.

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‘Park & Watch’ Movie Night Attracts SR 74 Commuters to the Fairburn Park & Ride

This summer the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) and the City of Fairburn hosted a first-of-its-kind carpool community event that’s generating quite a buzz around the Fairburn Park & Ride commuter lot.

A huge queue of trucks

Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

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Expansion Is on the Horizon for the South Fulton CID 

The group of commercial property owners known as the South Fulton CID is pursuing an expansion to include more properties in its next wave of progress. 

Screenshot 2023-04-27 at 7.32.10 AM

FAQ: What You Should Know About the South Fulton CID’s Plans for a Future Expansion

The South Fulton CID is proposing an expansion of its boundaries to include more commercial properties. Read our FAQ to learn more.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

Georgia,State,Capitol,Building,In,Atlanta,,Georgia,,Usa.

FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Read this FAQ to learn more about Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and why they are a powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

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Fairburn Park & Ride Offers Convenience for SR-74, I-85 Commuters

BY | September 19, 2023
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South Fulton commuters headed to work in Atlanta along SR-74 can use the Fairburn Park & Ride to share rides and connect with MARTA bus route 188.

Commuters along SR-74 and employees working for businesses in the South Fulton area now enjoy enhanced access to convenient travel options, all thanks to the Fairburn Park & Ride. Established through a collaborative effort between the City of Fairburn and The South Fulton Community Improvement District (South Fulton CID) in 2020, this commuter-friendly facility offers a game-changing solution for daily commuters, including carpools, vanpools, and MARTA Route 188 riders. Located at 8100 Senoia Road in Fairburn, this 200-space park and ride lot is accessible 24/7, making it easy for commuters to share rides and reduce the number of vehicles on the road.

Fairburn Park and Ride

The Fairburn Park & Ride includes:

  • 200 parking spaces, including several spaces equipped to support Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging and handicap parking.
  • Convenient proximity to the SR 74 and I-85 Interchange
  • Pickup for MARTA Route 188, which covers Oakley Industrial Boulevard and provides direct service to and from MARTA’s College Park station.

Investing in Commuter Solutions to Tackle Congestion in South Fulton

The Fairburn Park & Ride was strategically established ahead of the I-85 and SR 74 interchange reconstruction project. By encouraging ridesharing and providing a reliable transportation choice, the Park & Ride aims to minimize the expected congestion during this major infrastructure upgrade.

The Park & Ride project was one of many recent infrastructure investments made possibly through the South Fulton CID, which includes self-taxing area property owners who fund similar transportation projects that fill transportation gaps and advance the area’s transportation network. Learn more about the South Fulton CID here.

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‘Park & Watch’ Movie Night Attracts SR 74 Commuters to the Fairburn Park & Ride

This summer the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) and the City of Fairburn hosted a first-of-its-kind carpool community event that’s generating quite a buzz around the Fairburn Park & Ride commuter lot.

A huge queue of trucks

Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

CSX in Union City Georgia

Expansion Is on the Horizon for the South Fulton CID 

The group of commercial property owners known as the South Fulton CID is pursuing an expansion to include more properties in its next wave of progress. 

Screenshot 2023-04-27 at 7.32.10 AM

FAQ: What You Should Know About the South Fulton CID’s Plans for a Future Expansion

The South Fulton CID is proposing an expansion of its boundaries to include more commercial properties. Read our FAQ to learn more.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

Georgia,State,Capitol,Building,In,Atlanta,,Georgia,,Usa.

FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Read this FAQ to learn more about Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and why they are a powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

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‘Park & Watch’ Movie Night Attracts SR 74 Commuters to the Fairburn Park & Ride

BY | August 24, 2023
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This summer the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) and the City of Fairburn hosted a first-of-its-kind carpool community event that’s generating quite a buzz around the Fairburn Park & Ride commuter lot.

On Friday, August 4th, nearby residents and commuters of Fairburn, Union City, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, and Tyrone who drive along the SR 74 corridor were invited to carpool with their family, friends, and neighbors to attend the Park & Watch movie night.

More than 160 residents gathered at the Park & Ride to enjoy food, outdoor games, an Imagination Transportation Chalk competition, and family-friendly activities before a full showing of Disney Pixar’s award-winning animated film, Soul. Thanks to our partners and area businesses for helping make this event a success: Smokin’ Aces BBQ, Sweet to the T Cheesecake desserts, Pretty Little Tacos, Kona Ice, and the Fairburn Fire Department. Extra special thanks to Swing Atlanta Miniature Golf for gifting a prize pack to our chalk competition winners, and to Lovely Bodies Gym for giving over 70 backpacks and school supplies to elementary, middle and high school students in attendance.

We also thank our public officials, including the City of Fairburn’s Mayor Mario Avery, Mayor Pro Tem Linda J. Davis, Councilwoman Hattie Portis-Jones, and District 67 State Representative Lydia Glaize, for their participation and welcoming event attendees.

The City of Fairburn partnered with the South Fulton CID to create the Fairburn Park & Ride, which opened in 2020. The commuter lot features 200 parking spaces available for carpool, vanpool, and MARTA bus commuters. Learn more about the lot here.

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Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

CSX in Union City Georgia

Expansion Is on the Horizon for the South Fulton CID 

The group of commercial property owners known as the South Fulton CID is pursuing an expansion to include more properties in its next wave of progress. 

Screenshot 2023-04-27 at 7.32.10 AM

FAQ: What You Should Know About the South Fulton CID’s Plans for a Future Expansion

The South Fulton CID is proposing an expansion of its boundaries to include more commercial properties. Read our FAQ to learn more.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

Georgia,State,Capitol,Building,In,Atlanta,,Georgia,,Usa.

FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Read this FAQ to learn more about Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and why they are a powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

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Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

BY | August 21, 2023
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NOTICE IS GIVEN as provided in the FULTON COUNTY COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS ACT, approved April 3, 1987 (Ga. L. 1987, p. 5460) as amended, that a Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on September 22, 2023, at US Foods, 7950 Spence Rd., Fairburn, GA 30213. The purpose of the Caucus is to elect a Board member to Post 6 on the CID Board. Registration for the election shall be held from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Voting will occur immediately thereafter. A map of said District is on file with the Clerk of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. All Electors as designated under the Act are invited to attend and cast their votes.

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Expansion Is on the Horizon for the South Fulton CID 

BY | April 28, 2023
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Backed by Logistics, Warehousing Businesses and Property Owners, the CID Has Its Eyes Set on Growing the Competitive Edge of Fulton County’s Southside

More than two decades of transportation advancement and innovation have transformed the southside of Fulton County, Ga., into a logistical nerve center for the state and region. Now, the group of commercial property owners known as the South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) is pursuing an expansion to include more properties in its next wave of progress.   

“South Fulton did not earn by chance its reputation as the Atlanta region’s logistics link to the world,” says Joddie Gray, the South Fulton CID Administrator. “It’s due in large part to our property owners’ commitment through the CID to fund the critical infrastructure needed to keep pace with the  development activity happening in and around our district.” 

Ever since it was first formed, commercial property owners and businesses in the CID area have relied on the CID as a key economic development tool and funding strategy. Without the CID, it would be much harder to source the match funds needed to attract transportation grant funding at the local, state, and federal levels. Even more could be accomplished in the southside through an expansion of the district.   

South Fulton CID Proposed Expansion Areas 

Related: View our CID Expansion FAQ 

Coordinated Transportation Investments Earn South Fulton Communities a Competitive Edge 

Twenty-plus years of coordinated transportation investments completed, and the South Fulton CID and its community partners are seeing great dividends. Today the CID has: 

  • A high Commercial Real Estate (CRE) occupancy rate of 96.2%; and 
  • 1,968 acres of land primed for development.

“Fulton County’s southside too often gets overlooked or deprioritized for critical transportation projects, big and small; the CID raises the area’s visibility as an investment priority within the Atlanta region,” Gray explained. “The CID expansion will help us direct additional investment where our area’s commercial property owners and businesses need it the most.”

With a list of key district projects in hand, the CID is underway with efforts to advance and partner on major infrastructure projects, like I-85 interstate access improvements at SR-74 and separately at Gullatt Road; take care of smaller, quick response projects like sidewalk enhancements and repaving roads; and even innovative enhancements like a Freight Intelligent Transportation System. An expansion will spread the benefits of these projects to even more businesses throughout the area.  

Be Part of the Movement: Include Your Property in the South Fulton CID’s Expansion

For property owners who are interested in including their property in the CID’s proposed expansion, contact us.

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Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

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FAQ: What You Should Know About the South Fulton CID’s Plans for a Future Expansion

The South Fulton CID is proposing an expansion of its boundaries to include more commercial properties. Read our FAQ to learn more.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

Georgia,State,Capitol,Building,In,Atlanta,,Georgia,,Usa.

FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Read this FAQ to learn more about Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and why they are a powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

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FAQ: What You Should Know About the South Fulton CID’s Plans for a Future Expansion

BY | April 28, 2023
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The South Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) is proposing an expansion of its boundaries to include more commercial properties. Expanding the CID will bring new properties into the fold to bolster the district’s economic potential and logistics. 

What new areas will be included in the CID’s expansion? 

Today, the district comprises portions of Fairburn, Union City, Palmetto, and South Fulton, all located in Fulton County along I-85. The map below shows the general proposed expansion areas within these cities.  

How is the CID expanded?  

Boundaries of a district may be increased pursuant to the following:  

  1. Written consent from a majority of the owners of non-residential property within the area sought to be annexed and which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board of the district is first obtained;
  2. Written consent of owners of non-residential property, which constitutes at least 75 percent by value of the property. For this purpose, value shall be determined by the most recent approved county ad valorem tax digest;
  3. The adoption of a resolution consenting to the annexation by the board; and
  4. The adoption of a resolution consenting to the annexation by the South Fulton CID Board, if any portion of the district is or is to be in the unincorporated area of Fulton County, and such municipalities as may have an area within the district before or after the annexation.

What is the cost to join? 

Non-residential property owners within the CID pay an additional 3 mills (3 dollars for every $1,000 in assessed property value) of property taxes to fund the CID’s operations. This millage is voted on annually by the CID Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of elected members representing property owners and appointed representatives from Fulton County and the City of South Fulton, City of Palmetto, Union City, and the City of Fairburn. The board is responsible for managing the CID and determining how the funding is used in accordance with State allowable projects. 

How can I Include my property in the expansion? 

The first and most important step that we need is your commitment. Contact us. The CID’s staff will then walk you through the next steps. 

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Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

Georgia,State,Capitol,Building,In,Atlanta,,Georgia,,Usa.

FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Read this FAQ to learn more about Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) and why they are a powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

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Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

BY | April 26, 2023
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NOTICE OF SOUTH FULTON COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ELECTION

NOTICE IS GIVEN as provided in the FULTON COUNTY COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS ACT, approved April 3, 1987 (Ga. L. 1987, p. 5460) as amended, that a Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.  One purpose of the Caucus is to elect Board members to Posts 7, 8, and 9 on the CID Board.  An additional purpose of the Caucus is to vote on the question, “Shall the South Fulton Community Improvement District be dissolved?”.  Registration for the election shall be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Voting will occur immediately thereafter.  A map of said District is on file with the Clerk of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.  All Electors as designated under the Act are invited to attend and cast their votes.

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FAQ: What You Should Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

BY | April 15, 2023
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In 1999, the commercial property owners in Fairburn, Palmetto, Union City, and South Fulton pursued the formation of a Community Improvement District (CIDs). This move jumpstarted more than 20 years of direct investments in transportation projects in the southernmost part of Fulton County. The creation of the CID was made possible through a Georgia law that allows the private sector to generate necessary match funds toward public services that can accelerate economic and community development in an area. Today, the South Fulton CID is one of more than 25 CIDs in the state. Read this FAQ to learn more about this powerful economic development tool for Georgia property owners. 

What is a Community Improvement District (CID)? 

A CID is a geographically defined district in which commercial and industrial property owners vote to impose a self-tax to fund community improvements. Residential and agricultural properties are included in the CID boundaries but are not taxed. 

How is a CID established or expanded? 

A CID is created through state-enabling legislation and a vote by the majority of the corporate property owners in the defined district. It takes the agreement of a simple majority of the commercial property owners within the district to create or expand a Community Improvement District. In addition, it is required that this simple majority of owners must represent at least 75 percent of the taxable value of the commercial property located within the proposed CID. 

What is the purpose of CIDs? 

CID funds do not replace public funds. Instead, they provide required match funding for grants or federally funded projects; initiate project development by funding studies or preliminary engineering; and supplement funding from local government partners. The CID provides a forum to work alongside other local stakeholders and public and private sector leaders. 

The Georgia Constitution specifies that funds collected through a CID may be used for seven types of applications: 

  • Water 
  • Public transportation 
  • Street and road construction and maintenance 
  • Parks and recreational areas and facilities 
  • Storm water and sewage 
  • Parking, terminal, and dock facilities 
  • Other 

How is money raised to fund a CID? 

CIDs are funded by a self-imposed and self-regulated ad valorem real estate tax on commercial properties within the district. The tax consists of additional mills being paid by commercial property owners. A mill equals 1/10th of 1% of the assessed value of the property.  

What is the South Fulton CID tax millage? 

Non-residential property owners within the CID pay an additional 3 mills (3 dollars for every $1,000 in assessed property value) of property taxes to fund the CID’s operations. This is voted on annually.  

Who runs the CID? 

The participating property owners define the purpose of the CID and elect a board of directors to represent their interests. The board is ultimately responsible for determining funding and managing the process and for identifying and retaining staffing resources necessary to conduct day-to-day operations. Learn about the South Fulton CID’s board and staff. 

Watch this video from the Council for Quality Growth to learn more about Georgia’s CIDs. 

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Sept. 22 | Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.

A huge queue of trucks

Notice of South Fulton Community Improvement District Election

A Caucus of Electors of the South Fulton Community Improvement District (“CID”) shall be held on May 26, 2023, at Strack Inc., 107 Laser Industrial Court, Fairburn, GA 30213.