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Old 12-26-2014, 05:01 PM
 
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Death to all surface parking lots in the core.
Then everyone will be complaining about the 20$ parking everywhere
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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I am a native Atlantan and have always thought of the Lenox Square area as Uptown. Really anything north of the Amtrack station from Brookwood to Brookhaven. The Buckhead- Uptown Connector (BUC) was what the transport bus between Lenox Square Phipps Plaza and the Marta Stations was called. I have even heard it said that Buckhead is a residential district and Uptown refers to the business district especially along Peachree from Piedmont to Lenox Roads. My mother, another Atlantan that grew up in" southwest Atlanta in the 40's and 50's even referred to the Lenox area as "uptown". Matter of semantics really; many sububanites consider the entire spine of Peachree "downtown".
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Then everyone will be complaining about the 20$ parking everywhere
Most marta stations have free daily parking. Drivers should also pay the 'real' price of parking.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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I am a native Atlantan and have always thought of the Lenox Square area as Uptown. Really anything north of the Amtrack station from Brookwood to Brookhaven. The Buckhead- Uptown Connector (BUC) was what the transport bus between Lenox Square Phipps Plaza and the Marta Stations was called. I have even heard it said that Buckhead is a residential district and Uptown refers to the business district especially along Peachree from Piedmont to Lenox Roads. My mother, another Atlantan that grew up in" southwest Atlanta in the 40's and 50's even referred to the Lenox area as "uptown". Matter of semantics really; many sububanites consider the entire spine of Peachree "downtown".
These are some excellent points.

A district like Atlanta's Buckhead would be called Uptown in many major cities as Atlanta's version of Uptown seems to be Buckhead. Atlanta basically already has its Uptown district, it's called "Buckhead".

In regards to the OP's question of basically whether Peachtree would continue to be built up with higher-rise high-density development through most stretches between Midtown and the Buckhead Superblock....I think that it is highly probable that Peachtree will continue to be built upwards to varying degrees over the next 25 years or so, particularly as high-density Intown and urban living seemingly continue to gain in popularity in the 21st Century.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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in regards to the definition of "uptown", i don't believe that atlanta has one. i never heard the term until i went to other cities. someone put up a sign denoting the area north of 14th (or 15th) as "uptown" a few years ago, but i have always heard that area referred to as either pershing point or midtown.

as for buckhead, i don't think it qualifies as an "uptown". first of all, it encompasses about 100 different neighbourhoods, and secondly, the central business district is simply too far away from midtown to be called such— it is nearly six miles away.

buckhead is the only thing we have to compare to a "borough" in the NY sense, but we don't have to call it a borough... there is no reason we should have an uptown simply because other cities do, likewise, we don't have to have boroughs because NYC does.

when it comes to high rise development along peachtree, i think it's very likely that virtually all of the shopping centres along peachtree will be torn down and converted to high rises in the future. it's already happening.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:44 AM
 
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in regards to the definition of "uptown", i don't believe that atlanta has one. i never heard the term until i went to other cities. someone put up a sign denoting the area north of 14th (or 15th) as "uptown" a few years ago, but i have always heard that area referred to as either pershing point or midtown.

as for buckhead, i don't think it qualifies as an "uptown". first of all, it encompasses about 100 different neighbourhoods, and secondly, the central business district is simply too far away from midtown to be called such— it is nearly six miles away.

buckhead is the only thing we have to compare to a "borough" in the NY sense, but we don't have to call it a borough... there is no reason we should have an uptown simply because other cities do, likewise, we don't have to have boroughs because NYC does.

when it comes to high rise development along peachtree, i think it's very likely that virtually all of the shopping centres along peachtree will be torn down and converted to high rises in the future. it's already happening.
These are some excellent points, bryant.

Though, the term "Uptown" has not only had a geographical meaning but has also sometimes had a socioeconomic meaning as in meaning the part of a larger city where affluent people live and/or congregate.....Like in the song "Uptown Girl" from the early 1980's where Billy Joel sings about a working-class blue-collar guy who's in an unlikely relationship with a woman from an affluent/white-collar background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

Even though the central business district of Buckhead is about between 4-6 miles from Midtown, the fact that Buckhead is a major district that encompasses a relatively large area of wealthy and affluent business and residential interests with a major upscale business and retail district that is basically the first one north of Midtown, likely qualifies it to be considered to be Atlanta's "Uptown" district.

The term "Uptown" does not always just apply to a district that's immediately north of Midtown in just a geographical sense, but can also apply to a district that is upscale and/or upwardly mobile in nature.

Atlanta seems to have its "Uptown" type district in the form of a dominant major business, retail and residential district north of Midtown (both in terms of geography and wealth/affluence) with the unique name of "Buckhead".

If Atlanta had a district named "Uptown", Buckhead would most likely be it.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:04 AM
 
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[quote=cqholt;37779937]Most marta stations have free daily parking. Drivers should also pay the 'real' price of parking.[/QUOTE

Have you actually hang out in the areas where it is all pay garages?
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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Have you actually hang out in the areas where it is all pay garages?
If you don't whack the drivers how are you going to get them to ride the bus?
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Death to all surface parking lots in the core.
Amen!

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Then everyone will be complaining about the 20$ parking everywhere
Sooner or later, they'll have to get over the expectation of cheap and easy parking in the core
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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The surface lots will go when a developer believes in the location enough to buy the land. Surface lots aren't there for parking. They are there because of real estate speculation. I'd rather the owner hang on until someone serious wants to build a really good project than for something willy nilly be built.
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