|An initiative to transform Peachtree Road through the heart of Buckhead's commercial/hotel district into a more pedestrian-friendly boulevard is gaining momentum. The image above (courtesy of the Buckhead CID) is an artist's rendition of the future Peachtree Road just south of Lenox Parkway (looking north, with Lenox Square on the right).|
is a special district in which property owners pay a self-imposed tax for improvements.
According to Buckheadlines, the CID's newsletter, the district "has applied for $17 million in federal and state funding to begin the Peachtree Corridor Project. The Buckhead CID and the City of Atlanta will provide an additional $7.5 million in local funds."
|The project's goals include
"redesign of Peachtree Road ... [as] a regional model for
transforming a suburban, automobile dependent area in to a livable urban
center, where sustained, balanced growth is compatible with a good quality
of life. Highlights ... include better and safer pedestrian street
crossings and walkways; creation of parks and commons; better pedestrian
access to redesigned, more user-friendly train and bus stops; and
The image at left (courtesy of the CID) gives a bird's-eye view of the greening of Peachtree.
According to Buckheadlines, "Construction is scheduled to begin June 1 on improvements to 23 of the Buckhead commercial district's busiest intersections."
|Intersections targeted for improvements include:
A 2001 study is planned to consider ways to improve pedestrian connections between commercial properties along Peachtree Road and between the Buckhead Loop and Peachtree.
Buckheadlines is a publication of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, 3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 230, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: 404-842-2686. Fax: 404-842-2681. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buckhead CID board meetings are open to the public.