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Old 03-09-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Default Jamestown, Midtown Alliance partner on small park

I would love see this concept in many other areas throughout the city.



“The park, which will open in spring, replaces two dilapidated, abandoned buildings between 1412 West Peachtree Street and 10 18th Street. Click the photo on the right for a rendering of the project...”


Jamestown, Midtown Alliance partner on small park - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Awesome, Midtown suffers from a lack of public green space.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Very cool. Always good to get rid of old buildings that are no longer being used. I wonder if this space will be permanently dedicated to public use or if it will be a park only until a suitable developer/plan comes along.

Either way, a nice improvement.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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They should turn the massive block-sized parking lot south of midtown station into a public park.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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They should turn the massive block-sized parking lot south of midtown station into a public park.
That would be a great idea. Like the squares in Savannah, with a fountain.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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Also the huge space at the corner of Peachtree and North Ave. But my guess is the owner still plans on developing it because they haven't even turned it into a parking spot with the demand for parking around the Fox.

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They should turn the massive block-sized parking lot south of midtown station into a public park.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Also the huge space at the corner of Peachtree and North Ave. But my guess is the owner still plans on developing it because they haven't even turned it into a parking spot with the demand for parking around the Fox.
Boy, has that been a disaster. They took a functional building at one of the most prominent corners on Peachtree and punched the city in the nose. The building wasn't my taste but there was an outcry from fans of modernist architecture and Atlanta history.

615 Peachtree Street Building Demolished DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter News

That was 6 years ago and they still haven't hit a lick at a snake. At the very least they could have turned it into a small park while they're waiting for redevelopment. In today's market that could still be many years away.

Just do what's being done on this lot next to John Marshall. Create a little plaza with concrete or stone pavers, add a retaining wall, plant some trees and shrubbery and voila!

You can't tell me this would be some sort of giant undertaking. Folks do that sort of thing in their backyards all the time. Get cracking and you can knock it out in a few weeks. By now the trees and other plants would be mature and you'd have a nice urban park.

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