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Buckhead Community Improvement District

Artist's image of proposed landscaping
An initiative to transform Peachtree Road through the heart of Buckhead's commercial/hotel district into a more pedestrian-friendly boulevard is gaining momentum. The image above (courtesy of the Buckhead CID) is an artist's rendition of the future Peachtree Road just south of  Lenox Parkway (looking north, with Lenox Square on the right). More ...

The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) is a special district in which property owners pay a self-imposed tax for improvements.

According to Buckheadlines, the CID's newsletter, the district "has applied for $17 million in federal and state funding to begin the Peachtree Corridor Project. The Buckhead CID and the City of Atlanta will provide an additional $7.5 million in local funds."

CID map
The CID generally covers Peachtree Road from Shadowlawn to Peachtree Dunwoody; Piedmont Road from Peachtree to Habersham; and Lenox Road (Buckhead Loop) from Piedmont to East Paces Ferry.
Bird's-eye view of Peachtree Road The project's goals include "redesign of Peachtree Road ... [as] a regional model for transforming a suburban, automobile dependent area in to a livable urban center, where sustained, balanced growth is compatible with a good quality of life. Highlights ...  include better and safer pedestrian street crossings and walkways; creation of parks and commons; better pedestrian access to redesigned, more user-friendly train and bus stops; and intradistrict shuttles."

The image at left (courtesy of the CID) gives a bird's-eye view of the greening of Peachtree.

According to Buckheadlines, "Construction is scheduled to begin June 1 on improvements to 23 of the Buckhead commercial district's busiest intersections."

Intersections targeted for improvements include:
  • Peachtree Road at its intersections with Lenox Road, Wieuca Road, Roxboro Road, Oak Valley Road, Financial Center, Swisshotel, Roswell Road and Sardis Road;
  • Piedmont Road at its intersections with Lenox Road, Pharr Road and East Paces Ferry Road;
  • And the intersections of Lenox Road and East Paces Ferry Road, East Paces Ferry Road and Oak Valley Road, Wieuca Road and Phipps Drive, Lenox Road and Kingsboro Road, Lenox Road and Wright Avenue and Roxboro Road and Wieuca Road.

A 2001 study is planned to consider ways to improve pedestrian connections between commercial properties along Peachtree  Road and between the Buckhead Loop and Peachtree.

Buckheadlines is a publication of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, 3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 230, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: 404-842-2686. Fax: 404-842-2681. E-mail: buckheadcid@mindspring.com.

Buckhead CID board meetings are open to the public. Click here for information.

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