Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May hopes to create a mega Community Improvement District (CID) to help bolster economic development and improvements in South DeKalb.
The 39-mile mega South DeKalb CID would include commercial property stretching from the area near the Mall at Stonecrest in DeKalb’s far east to Gresham Road in South DeKalb. The proposed CID includes about 1,250 commercial property owners and $1.385 billion in property value. The South DeKalb CID would join the Perimeter CID, Stone Mountain CID and DeKalb’s newest self-taxing area, the Tucker CID.
May said he and DeKalb Commissioners Larry Johnson and
A CID study that Johnson initiated for Wesley Chapel Road in South DeKalb served as the catalyst for the proposed mega CID, May said.
He said the