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Buckhead Getting Uniform, Wayfinding Signage

Buckhead’s initial nine signs will include directions to the Atlanta History Center, the Governor’s Mansion, the AMTRAK Station, Piedmont Hospital, Buckhead and Lenox MARTA Stations, Midtown, and Downtown.

Arrangements are underway for Buckhead to join Midtown and Downtown with its uniform wayfinding signage.  The program initiated by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) some ten-years ago to standardize visitor directional signs, was coordinated through a two-hundred-and-ninety-thousand dollar study for City Council approval. 

The signs reduce the number of other mixed-design signs of businesses and governmental entities, and show a relationship between the major Atlanta markets.  will undertake the extension of the program into its community, with the first nine signs paid for with a partnership grant from the of $55,000.

The universal regulations prohibit commercial designations, but allow “area” directions to serve this purpose.  Buckhead’s initial nine signs will include directions to the , the , the , , Buckhead and Lenox Stations, Midtown, and Downtown. 

Coalition president Sam Massell was involved in the original committee planning with CAP, and explained:  “Buckhead has fewer visitors than Downtown and Midtown, so could save start-up funding by waiting until the tests were completed by these other jurisdictions.  For this we express thanks to A.J. Robinson of CAP for coordinating the arrangement.

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