What is a CID?

A Community Improvement District is a self-taxing district established by property owners for purposes of improving local infrastructure & public safety. In addition to infrastructure and public safety, CIDs also provide a unified voice for an area giving property owners more control. CIDs are managed by a seven person Board of Directors who are voted on by other property owners.

Where We Are

The Gateway Marietta CID is located right off I-75 at the Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway Interchanges, 5 minutes north of I-285.

  • GMCID is comprised of 76 parcels of land, with a projected revenue of over $400,000.
  • Landscape redesign, installation and continued maintenance of the I-75 South Marietta Parkway and Delk Road Interchanges and Corridors leading to Franklin Gateway.
  • The first CID to install license plate readers and served as the testing ground for the City of Marietta. Our effort has recovered over $100,000 in property, and the City of Marietta and Cobb County are both now using many of their own license plate readers.
  • 2020 recipient of ARC’s Community Development Assistance Program Grant funded through the Livable Centers Initiative for signage and creative placemaking.

Why the Excitement

What is Next

  • The City of Marietta is bringing Rottenwood Creek Trail to GMCID, connecting the Mountain to River Trail.
  • Completing streetscaping on Franklin Gateway.
  • Evaluating enhancement ideas for the Blanche Drive Underpass resulting from the ARC Signage and Placemaking Study.
  • Exploring opportunities for gateway and monument signage placement in the CID.
  • Sharing our story.