On March 7, 2012, Buckhead CID joined officials from MARTA, the Federal Transit Administration, the City of Atlanta and the State Road and Toll Authority to break ground on a $32 million pedestrian bridge that spans GA 400, connecting two disconnected quadrants in Buckhead and creating a new entrance to MARTA’s Buckhead Station.
Buckhead CID was instrumental in building consensus and support among Buckhead businesses, developers and community leaders. In addition, Buckhead CID helped assemble the necessary funding, including $1.2 million from the organization.
The MARTA Pedestrian Bridge was officially opened to the public after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on June 24th, 2014. Pedestrians from Tower Place Drive and Stratford Road on the north side of Peachtree now have direct access to both sides of GA 400 and to MARTA’s Buckhead Station without having to walk to Peachtree Road, making existing and future development transit-accessible.
The MARTA Concourse Bridge will provide more than 3,000 people who live, work, shop and worship in the area with a more practical rail transit alternative.