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Old 12-23-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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It just seems like with the names Uptown, SoNo, YoYo or whatever else that they are just taking names from NYC. Lets develop our own names for neighborhoods
I'm not granting New York (or any city) proprietary rights over simple generic terms like "uptown."

What's next, "downtown," "intown," "east side"? People use that kind of terminology all over the world.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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Can we please stop using those Yankee words to describe Atlanta. ...

no offense to the fellow Yankee posters
Well Downtown came from NYC, it's meant as the southern end of Manhattan, Which was the CBD other cities adopted the term.

Downtown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How ever in New Orleans Downtown and uptown refers to neighborhoods related to the river. and has nothing to do with the CBD

Downtown New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Uptown New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


New York isn't the only city with a soho, London is the original.

Soho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dallas doesn't have a midtown, Uptown is the urban neighborhoods northeast of Downtown.

Uptown, Dallas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Downtown and Uptown Charlotte is the same place
Charlotte center city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the term Uptown is not popularize in Atlanta but it should mean either buckhead CBD to distinguish from Greater Buckhead. Or West Midtown to distinguish from Midtown CBD. imo
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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Correct. The area is actually called Pershing Point, if I'm not mistaken. I hope that when Dewberry finally gets around to developing the area, that the plans for a Marta infill station are revived. The area is a bit of a hike from the closest station (Arts Center).
I know there are other parts of the city that could use Marta access, but whenever I drive Peachtree from Buckhead Village to Uptown/Midtown, I feel like there should be a subway underneath the road with a stop every six blocks like in Manhattan. I remember Peachtree when it was lined with homes as recently as the 80s, but the density there now and in the future could support another line. If money were no object, I'd like to see a spur from Five Points that would run due north underneath Olympic Park, GA Tech, and Atlantic Station before following the spine of Peachtree. Maybe we can at least get a streetcar to fill in the blanks.

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Old 12-24-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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I know there are other parts of the city that could use Marta access, but whenever I drive Peachtree from Buckhead Village to Uptown/Midtown, I feel like there should be a subway underneath the road with a stop every six blocks like in Manhattan. I remember Peachtree when it was lined with homes as recently as the 80s, but the density there now and in the future could support another line. If money were now object, I'd like to see a spur from Five Points that would run due north underneath Olympic Park, GA Tech, and Atlantic Station before following the spine of Peachtree. Maybe we can at least get a streetcar to fill in the blanks.
The plan is for a streetcar, building a subway line would cause too much disruptions to the businesses.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Atlanta doesn't have a defined Uptown, so there is no use in speculating on it. There are enough names for areas as it is.

Btw, "Uptown" is not a "Yankee" term. It's a word in the English language.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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The plan is for a streetcar, building a subway line would cause too much disruptions to the businesses.
Yeah, I found a story about the Peachtree streetcar plans that seem to have taken a backseat to all the Beltline development. I just wish that the West Midtown neighborhoods were as connected as the Peachtree spine of Midtown and that Atlantic Station was an actual station.

Atlanta BeltLine buries Peachtree Streetcar to favor other streetcar lines | SaportaReport
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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Yeah, I found a story about the Peachtree streetcar plans that seem to have taken a backseat to all the Beltline development. I just wish that the West Midtown neighborhoods were as connected as the Peachtree spine of Midtown and that Atlantic Station was an actual station.

Atlanta BeltLine buries Peachtree Streetcar to favor other streetcar lines | SaportaReport
Kind of duplicate service. Also, that corridor is served by the 110, which does an excellent job of serving the current ridership.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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Way back in the day before any of us was born they had an area called uptown in atlanta and other neighborhoods that was once in atlanta
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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Kind of duplicate service. Also, that corridor is served by the 110, which does an excellent job of serving the current ridership.
I have to admit I'm the type of person who doesn't give bus service (at least in Atlanta) any thought. I played too many hours of SimCity in college building subways everywhere. I like my mass transit to be separated from regular street traffic, which, unfortunately the streetcar downtown isn't set up that way.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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I have to admit I'm the type of person who doesn't give bus service (at least in Atlanta) any thought. I played too many hours of SimCity in college building subways everywhere. I like my mass transit to be separated from regular street traffic, which, unfortunately the streetcar downtown isn't set up that way.
Thank you for proving my point about demand riders in atlanta and the stigma against buses.
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