Reflecting on 2016 and Planning to Redefine in 2017
Since 1999, the mission of the Buckhead Community Improvement District has been to create and maintain a more accessible, livable, walkable and urban community.
We accomplished that mission in 2016 by working on over 30 projects and conducting multiple studies, which are outlined in the infographic below. This includes the Peachtree Road improvements, Piedmont Widening, park over GA400, other transportation projects, beautification projects and more. We hope you’ll take a moment to review the impact made over the past year.
Now that it’s 2017, we have big plans that include getting out in the community to talk more in depth about the park over GA400, and continuing other projects like the Wieuca Road and Phipps Boulevard roundabout, East Paces Ferry Complete Street, Phases III and IV of Peachtree Road’s streetscape project and more. (Link to projects’ pages on site).
I strongly encourage you to take part in setting the vision for Buckhead by participating in Buckhead REdeFINED’s workshops and meetings. The next workshop is on Thursday, January 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Atlanta International School in their main auditorium. The event will include a presentation of results from a walking audit, which will take place the day before by national walkability expert Dan Burden.
Following Burden’s presentation, there will be breakout sessions of geographic subareas that will allow participants to give feedback on several project initiatives, including a possible diverging diamond interchange at GA400 and Lenox Rd., the possible removal of the ramps on Lenox Rd. near Phipps Plaza and a possible multi-use “loop” trail to increase bike and pedestrian connectivity.
Tell your friends, young adults and more. We would really like to see a diverse group of people come out and show their support for Buckhead!
If you would like to learn more about the workshop or Buckhead REdeFINED please visit www.buckheadredefined.com.
I hope you’ll attend and help us redefine Buckhead!