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Old 03-13-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) board is not known for letting moss grow under their feet when it comes to envisioning projects that can make the Buckhead business district a better place to work, live and play.

At the BCID board meeting Feb. 24, these business leaders and the organization’s staff announced a plan to look into the feasibility of developing a new park where there currently isn’t even any land—about 9 acres of air rights above GA 400 and the MARTA rail station

The BCID board voted unanimously to spend up to $10,000 to research the feasibility of building a park in the area between Lenox (Loop) and Peachtree roads in a prime location in Buckhead’s central business district. They are seeking grass under their feet in the near future.

The money will be used to research air rights for the property, build an economic model and to conduct a preliminary “fatal flaw” analysis to determine whether developing such a park is possible and feasible.

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“Where else can you get a 9-acre park on Peachtree Road and next to MARTA,” asked BCID board chairman David Allman. “The location is unquestionably good. It’s a big ticket [item], but it’s a big vision.”

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Old 03-13-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Sounds nice; keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:21 AM
 
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New Park Could Cap Ga. Highway 400 in Buckhead - bureau of big ideas - Curbed Atlanta

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:36 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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So what's going to happen to that $30 million MARTA pedestrian bridge?
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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So what's going to happen to that $30 million MARTA pedestrian bridge?
If they decide to build this, the $30M bridge will look like chump change. But really this project will probably be a long time in the making. They can probably integrate the bridge if they choose to. Or it might be time to replace the bridge by then.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Honestly I think it's just a concept at this point. Seems nice, but wow, that would be hella expensive.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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That'd be really cool. Just hope the properly light the freeway. I hate that current dark stretch during the day. Go from really bright to pretty dark with only a few cars that have their lights on.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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If Dallas can do this, why can't Atlanta? Did not take that long to construct, maybe two years max? The same thing needs to happen between Tech and Midtown.

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Old 03-16-2015, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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If Dallas can do this, why can't Atlanta? Did not take that long to construct, maybe two years max? The same thing needs to happen between Tech and Midtown.

About the Park | Klyde Warren Park | Klyde Warren Park
Whoa. That's really cool.

It's funny--this topic of covering parts of our in-town freeways with parks keeps coming up. I think it's just a matter of where they are built and how they are funded.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Totally cool, I hope this actually comes to fruition. The Midtown idea is good, too.
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