September 2015 E-Newsletter

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Buckhead Community Improvement District
The City of Atlanta and BCID Collaborate on Infrastructure Improvements

The City of Atlanta is partnering with the Buckhead CID to implement infrastructure bond program projects within the boundaries of the CID. For example, before the end of the year, the partnership will begin making every sidewalk in Buckhead compatible with the standards set by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), including tactile bumps and curb cuts.Learn more about upcoming projects here.LCI Plan Update

LCIAlmost 15 years ago, shortly after the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) was created, we completed a community engagement and planning process that helped to identify opportunities for transportation investment and improvement in Buckhead. This effort was part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program. It is time for us to do a major update to our LCI plan, so the Buckhead CID will be issuing a request for proposals later this fall for a significant public outreach and planning process to examine issues and opportunities for further improvements for the entire district.

Learn more about the LCI plan here.

Park Over GA 400

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.” The great Chicago architect and city planner, Daniel J. Burnham, penned those words in the early 1900s and they are often quoted by those who practice city and regional planning, as well as interested followers.
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It is in the spirit of Burnham’s words that the Buckhead CID will be soliciting proposals to take the concept of a park over Georgia 400 and the Buckhead MARTA station and further evaluate planning, design, engineering, costs and funding models to create nine acres of open space out of thin air in the heart of Buckhead’s commercial core. The RFP should be released in October.

Get more details on the park plan here.

Restriping Update

The restriping of West Paces Ferry between Slaton/East Andrews and Peachtree began with repaving on September 16 and will be restriped once the new asphalt can accept the new lane markings. The reconfigured lanes on West Paces will create two vehicle lanes in each direction, a center turn lane, an eastbound bike lane and a westbound shared bike/car lane. Kimley-Horn and Associates developed the new design to eliminate driver confusion.

See additional restriping updates here.

Dragon Goal

For the month of August, you may have seen mini, enclosed and portable soccer fields around the city including Charlie Loudermilk Park. Dragon Goal is the company behind the concept of trying to foster more opportunities to play soccer, develop skills, engage with one another and become respectful players for life in urban environments.
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Upcoming EventsOctober 10 – 11
2:30 p.m.
Art on the Atlanta Beltline Performances @ various Atlanta Beltline locations October 10
8 p.m.
Jackson Browne @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre October 8 – 29
5 – 10 p.m. (Thursdays)
Fest-of-Ale @ Atlanta Botanical Garden October 17
2 – 5 p.m.
A Southern Shop Around Presented by Garden & Gun @ Buckhead Atlanta
October 17 – 18
10 a.m.
Brookhaven Arts Festival @ Brookhaven MARTA Station
October 24 – 25
10 a.m.
Atlanta Arts Festival @ Piedmont Park

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