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Project Update: Wieuca–Phipps Roundabout

On April 19th, the City of Atlanta and the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) held an open house to present the Wieuca-Phipps roundabout project. The open house was held to inform the public about possible traffic solutions and to collect feedback on the initial design concept.

By the end of May, the City and BCID will hold a second meeting to give the public another opportunity to review the design concept and offer comments. At this meeting, the City of Atlanta and the BCID will discuss a brief presentation explaining the project’s history and to share the comments received from the April 19th public meeting. In addition, the BCID and Atlanta City Council member Howard Shook plan to coordinate additional meetings with residential stakeholders. A final design will only be determined after more public involvement and feedback has occurred.

Free Jazz Concert in Chastain Memorial Park on April 22

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Free Jazz Concert in Chastain Memorial Park on April 22


Atlanta City Council member Michael Bond, along with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, the the Atlanta Jazz Festival and Chatt Hills Music will present a free live jazz concert in Chastain Memorial Park on Saturday, April 22 from 2 – 6 p.m., featuring performances by Julie Dexter and Joe Gransden.

This event is a part of the 40th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival’s Neighborhood Jazz Series, which will take place throughout April and May at various City of Atlanta parks every Saturday and Sunday leading up to the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend. This concert also is part of the 40 Days of Jazz events commemorating the Festival’s 40th anniversary.

Joe Gransden is the soul of live jazz and Big Band. Clint Eastwood discovered his talent and describes Joe as “a young man with a classic voice and one hell of a trumpet player.” For information on Joe, visit or follow him on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Julie Dexter is a world-renowned, award-winning, British singer, songwriter, and producer, considered by many to be one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation. Having shared the spotlight with a host of cutting-edge artists, including Mint Condition, Caron Wheeler, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway, Omar, Ledisi and more, Julie not only holds up her own with them but has been praised and respected by them too. From jazz to world music, soul and beyond, Julie Dexter is one of an elite few whose talent can transcend genres. She makes it all work on her own terms, as an audaciously independent artist with an undeniable connection to her audience. For information on Julie, visit or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

Saturday, April 22
2 – 6 p.m.

Chastain Park
135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30342

Media Contact:
Maggie McDaniel, communications 21®

Sharon Goldmacher, communications 21®


Wieuca/Phipps roundabout public meeting will be held April 19

The Buckhead CID will present design options and the latest project information, as well as answer any questions from the public.

Read full article here.


Atlanta Jazz Festival to kick off in Buckhead

The Atlanta Jazz Festival will kick off its 40th year in Buckhead’s Loudermilk Park.

Read full article here.

Buckhead Park over GA400 in Atlanta

Among the shops, restaurants, and venues of Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead section, there’s barely a hint of public green space—a problem compounded by what surrounds visitors: cars and interstates.

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Buckhead’s Park atop GA 400 advances to new planning phase

Plans for Atlanta’s most ambitious park—at least from a technical, if not sheer size, perspective—are still moving forward in Buckhead, despite concerns by some community leaders.

Read full article here.

Buckhead CID studying public-private funding for park over Ga 400

The Buckhead Community Improvement District agreed to fund the third phase of an ongoing study of a park over Georgia 400, in which consultants will look at potential funding sources.

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Buckhead CID moving forward with park over Ga. 400

The Buckhead Community Improvement District voted March 22 to continue moving forward with studies on the park over Ga. 400 with a 4-1 vote and two abstaining.

Read full article here.

E-Newsletter – March 2017

Buckhead Community Improvement District

Buckhead REdeFINED

The organizations behind BUCKHEAD REdeFINED have been working hard these past few months trying to plan for Buckhead’s future. The organizing partners held a workshop on January 19 and a public meeting on February 27 to gather feedback on a variety of potential projects that could improve Buckhead’s vitality, mobility and livability.

On February 27, a more refined list of potential plans and projects were presented to a crowd of more than 100 citizens interested in reshaping Buckhead’s future, including the park over GA400, improvements to the interchange at Lenox Road and GA400 and improvements to Phipps/Monarch ramp and Peachtree/Lenox Road intersection.

What’s next on the list for BUCKHEAD REDdeFINED? The organizations are still researching and asking for the community’s continued feedback.

Visit for more information on a meeting coming soon and read BCID’s blog to get a recap from the February 27 BUCKHEAD REdeFINED meeting.

Charlie Loudermilk Park Wins Beautification Award

CLP Beautification awardOn January 12, the Buckhead Business Association (BBA) held its annual luncheon where they gave out several awards to multiple organizations and businesses in the community. Charlie Loudermilk Park, which was renovated and re-opened by the Buckhead Community Improvement District in 2015, was awarded the 2016 Buckhead Business Association’s Beautification Award. Barry Hundley, 2017 BBA president, presented the award to Jim Durrett, BCID’s executive director.

Charlie Loudermilk Park was one of the first well-known locations in Buckhead, formerly known as the Triangle Park that sat between Roswell Road, Peachtree Road and Sardis. In 2009, the park was renamed Charlie Loudermilk Park to honor his business contributions by way of Aaron Rents Inc., and his immense civic contributions, including founding and chairing the Buckhead Coalition.

In 2013, the BCID, with help from the City of Atlanta, redeveloped the park into a more vibrant green space that residents and visitors can enjoy for years to come.

As part of the 40th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, Charlie Loudermilk Park will host a neighborhood jazz performance on Saturday, April 22, 2 – 6 p.m. Mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss it!

Creating New Transportation Strategies

At the beginning of 2017, the city began the process of updating its Atlanta Transportation Plan (ATP), which will support the Atlanta City Design effort and provide policy and project recommendations to build a world class, sustainable, transportation system that addresses congestion in the city. The ATP also created the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), a group of 50 professionals from various city departments, agencies and organizations to help provide guidance, project-decision making and more for the plan. BCID’s very own executive director, Jim Durrett, will serve on the committee and provide input to the City to create new strategies to improve transportation.

Learn more about the Atlanta Transportation Plan (ATP) and how you can get involved by clicking here.

District Project Watch List

Peachtree Transformation Continues

The City of Atlanta is scheduled to repave Peachtree Road between Pharr Road and Peachtree Dunwoody Road this summer. The section of road between Pharr Road and Shadowlawn Avenue will also undergo a lane reconfiguration, creating two northbound lanes, three southbound lanes and a center turn lane. The Georgia Department of Transportation also is scheduled to complete a similar repaving and lane reconfiguration project between Deering Road and Pharr Road this summer. Stay tuned for more details!

New and Improved Cameras to be Installed in Buckhead

In January, Buckhead CID’s board of directors unanimously voted to spend $705,000 on the addition of 30 cameras and 20 license plate readers for Operation Shield within the BCID boundaries, which are slated to be installed in June 2017.

Read the BCID’s blog for more information and history of the cameras.

Portman Sculpture – Coming soon!

CLP sculptureIf you like what we’ve done with Charlie Loudermilk Park, then you’ll love the new sculpture that will be installed in the park this month. The sculpture, “Aspiration,” created by Atlanta artist and architect, John Portman, will be a 12-foot-tall abstract design made from stainless steel that symbolizes Buckhead’s past and future success.

Portman is a nationally renowned artist, architect and developer and is known for his works in Atlanta, like the Westin Peachtree Plaza and the Hyatt Regency, and around the world. The CID is looking forward to having one of Portman’s pieces permanently installed in Buckhead.

Speaking EngagementsJim Durrett will be speaking at the American Council of Engineering Companies'(ACEC) Annual Convention, which will be held from April 23-26, on the topic, “Opportunities and Challenges in Non-Traditional Re-Development Projects.” Join us for the first ever Biophilic Leadership Summit from April 9 – 12 at The Inn at Serenbe. This will be the first gathering of nature-centered changemakers, urbanists, architects and environmental trailblazers who will discuss future directions of biophilic urbanism, design preserving and living with nature. Jim Durrett is a host and speaker for the event. Register Today! Events

March 17:
St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party at Fadó Irish Pub in Buckhead

April 13 at 5:30 p.m.:
A Night In Blue: The Ultimate Experience
at Loudermilk Park and Buckhead Theatre

April 16 – 24:
Buckhead Restaurant Week

April 22, 2 – 6 p.m.:
Atlanta Jazz Festival’s Neighborhood Jazz Series at Charlie Loudermilk Park
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NOTICE IS GIVEN as provided in the ATLANTA COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ACT, approved April 4, 1991 (Ga. L. 1991, p. 3653) as amended, that a Caucus of Electors of the Buckhead Community Improvement District shall be held on the 24th day of May, 2017, in the Regent Partners Conference Room on the 15th Floor of the Tower Place 100 Building, 3340 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30326.  The purpose of the Caucus is to elect Board members to Posts 4, 6 and 8 to serve on the Buckhead Community Improvement District Board.  An additional purpose is to vote on the question, “Shall the Buckhead Community Improvement District be dissolved?”  Registration for the election shall be held from 7:15 o’clock A.M. to 8:00 o’clock A.M.  Voting will occur immediately thereafter.  A map of said District is on file with the Clerk of the Atlanta City Council and Fulton County Tax Commissioner.  All Electors as designated under the Act are invited to attend and cast their votes.


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