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Planners Envision $200M Park Over Ga. 400

‘Floating’ park would feature elevated plaza, shops and gardens.

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Buckhead REdeFINED Public Meeting on February 27

Buckhead Community Improvement District
Help UsREdefine Buckhead’s future!

Did you miss out on Buckhead REdeFINED’s January 19 public workshop? No worries! Join us Monday, February 27 for Buckhead REdeFINED’s Public Meeting from 6 – 8 p.m. at Atlanta International School in their main auditorium.

Let your voice be heard and help redefine Buckhead by attending the meeting! Come prepared with ideas and feedback on ways you would like to redefine Buckhead’s future. Click here to submit your ideas before the meeting.

Stay up to speed on projects and events by visiting the BCID blog. In fact, read our latest post on the January 19 Buckhead REdeFINED public workshop, “Buckhead REdeFINED Meeting Recap” to see what you missed. Click here to see the presentations from the workshop. You can also learn more by visiting

Redefined picPhotos from the January 19 Buckhead REdeFINED meeting.
Photos by Paul Muldawer.

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Next Meeting:February 27
6 – 8 p.m.
Buckhead REdeFINED’s Public Meeting
Main Auditorium,
34 Peachtree Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

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Police install new cameras in Buckhead

ATLANTA – Atlanta police are in the process of installing 50 new cameras to keep an eye on crime in Buckhead.

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Buckhead CID To Install 30 new Cameras and 20 License Plate Readers

On January 25, the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) board of directors unanimously approved the purchase of 30 cameras and 20 license plate readers for Operation Shield within the BCID boundaries at a cost of $705,000.

Since 2011, the BCID has worked in partnership with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) and the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF), installing a wireless network-based public safety surveillance system as part of Operation Shield that enables the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Police Video Integration Center to proactively provide police services to the community. The camera system, which through 2015 included 19 cameras, provides real-time situational awareness of key areas within the CID and records camera images for post-incident investigation. With the approval, the number of cameras will increase to over 50.

“It’s critical that people who live, work, play and shop in Buckhead feel safe and secure at all times.  We believe these added wireless cameras and license plate readers will create a force-multiplier for crime prevention and emergency preparedness,” said Jim Durrett, executive director – BCID.

The Atlanta Police Foundation and The Atlanta Police Department, in partnership with the Atlanta Security Council, Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and Midtown Alliance launched Operation Shield in April 2007.  Its three-pronged approach includes a Video Integration Center, emergency text alerts and COMNET, an exclusive and dedicated two-way radio security communications network. This approach enables members to effectively bridge communication gaps between the Atlanta Police Department and the City’s business communities.

“We could not be more pleased with the BCID board’s decision to increase their video integration, which will allow us to provide a more comprehensive view of the community on an ongoing basis,” said Dave Wilkinson, president and CEO – Atlanta Police Foundation.

The BCID cameras are expected to be installed in June 2017 and will be located throughout the district, including two cameras dedicated to Charlie Loudermilk Park in the heart of Buckhead.

Buckhead CID buying 50 new surveillance devices to fight crime

Buckhead police will have increased surveillance capability with the addition of 50 security cameras and license plate-readers.

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50 new security cameras and plate-readers coming to Buckhead

Automated police surveillance of central Buckhead will get a big increase this year, with an installation of 20 cameras and 30 license-plate readers.

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New Ga. 400 interchange among Buckhead master plan ‘big ideas’

A new Ga. 400 interchange on East Paces Ferry or Lenox roads was among the latest “big ideas” in the “BUCKHEAD REdeFINED” master plan that got the crowd talking at a Jan. 19 meeting.

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Buckhead CID points to accomplishments during 2016, since 1999 founding

The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) has come a long way since it was founded in 1999.

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Buckhead planners search for community’s ‘soul’

Denise Starling, who is leading an effort to update a more than 15-year-old master plan for Buckhead, said new ideas are emerging for such things as more greenspace and greater mobility.

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Charlie Loudermilk Park Wins 2016 BBA Beautification Award

Loudermilk Park, which was renovated and re-opened by the Buckhead Community Improvement District, in partnership with the park’s namesake, Charlie Loudermilk, 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 in honor of his contributions by way of Aaron Rents Inc., and his immense civic community contributions, including founding and chairing the Buckhead Coalition.

In 2013, the BCID with help from Charlie Loudermilk, worked for more than two years to redevelop this City of Atlanta park into a green space that residents and visitors can enjoy for years to come. The $2.4 million in renovations included a grassy lawn, water feature, chairs and table on a stone patio and a 50-foot clock tower that resembles the one from Charlie Loudermilk’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina.


BCID's executive director, Jim Durrett is presented with the 2016 BBA Beautification award by 2017 BBA president, Barry Hundley.

BCID’s executive director, Jim Durrett is presented with the 2016 BBA Beautification award by 2017 BBA president, Barry Hundley.