Cobb County Government

Mableton LCI 5 Year Update

Study Overview

The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program created by the Atlanta Regional Commission that encourages local governments to create plans that link transportation improvements with land use development strategies to create mixed use communities consistent with regional development policies.

Each completed LCI report, including the Mableton LCI Study includes an implementation strategy with a specific 5-year action plan that outlines activities to be completed in implementing the LCI Plan.


The Mableton LCI Study, which is known as the “Historic Mableton Preservation and Improvement Plan”, was originally adopted in 2001. In 2009, the study underwent its first 5-year update where a number of action items were implemented and new concepts were generated. The action items and new concepts that were included worked in association with the original Master Plan and a new revised Illustrative Master Plan.

In late 2014 Cobb County Community Development staff initiated and completed a 2nd 5 year update that includes additional implementation items to be completed over the next 5 years out to 2019. These action items will continue to focus on transportation, coordination and support of existing programs and initiatives to ensure Mableton continues to move forward toward its original vision to preserve the valuable assets and improve the community for current and future generations.

5 Year Livable Centers Initiative Update - 2014-2019 [PDF]