City of Riverdale
Livable Centers Initiative
Riverdale Town Center
The City of Riverdale, located just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, received a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission in 2006. Utilizing these funds, along with local matching funds, the City engaged a consultant team to create a master plan that would shape the Riverdale Town Center for years to come.
Scope of Services
In 2004, The Collaborative Firm was selected as the prime consultant for the Riverdale Town Center LCI study, which was aimed at enhancing livability, mobility and accessibility in the area, and creating a new town center for a community which previously had no central gathering space. Through this process, existing land use and transportation connections were examined and needs for improvement were identified. Citizens were engaged throughout the process in order to ascertain the vision for the study area, and urban design and market factors were considered to ensure the feasibility of the community vision.
As the prime consultant, The Collaborative Firm assembled a team of professionals with a wealth of planning, urban design, transportation and market expertise. This combination of knowledge and skill sets, combined with a dynamic approach to public involvement, resulted in a master plan that was embraced by local stakeholders and City officials, who immediately initiated the implementation process. Since the adoption of the LCI plan, a new City Hall and Community Center have been constructed, and Riverdale’s vision of a vibrant Town Center is quickly coming to fruition.