Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Buckhead CID plans more streetscape and sidewalk improvements as well.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District, which helps with Buckhead's community and transit planning and improves roads, plans to expand its boundaries this year to include the property area bounded by Roswell Road, East Andrews, Paces Ferry Place and Irby Avenue. The CID has already identified approximately $2 million worth of improvements, which the CID could undertake, in the area once business owners there choose to enroll as members of the CID. According to a post on the Buckhead CID's website, "enrollment is currently underway and seems quite promising." This won't be the first time the district boundaries have been expanded. In 2005, it expanded its boundaries to include the area around the Peachtree Road, Roswell Road, East and …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The improvements are now complete and several civic leaders are expected to attend the ribbon-cutting for the event today at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The 2012 PACE Awards are presented in 13 categories to Georgia workplaces, schools and individual leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to improved mobility and air quality.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Buckhead CID Board of Directors has several projects to discuss Tuesday.
In addition to expansion of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, the CID Board of Directors plans to discuss a $750,000 grant for greenway trail construction. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tower Place 100 Building, 3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 1515 in the 15th floor Conference Room. A complete agenda is attached to this article.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Both groups will meet separately Tuesday for regularly scheduled meetings
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Buckhead CID to Meet Tuesday The Buckhead Community Improvement District board is set to meet Tuesday, Sept. 25 for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Tower Place 100 Building, 3340 Peachtree Road, NE, 15th Floor. NPU D to Meet Tuesday Neighborhood Planning Unit D is set to meet Tuesday. The group will discuss zoning and planning requests in Whittier Village, Riverside, Bolton, Hills Park, Underwood Hills, and Blandtow neighborhoods. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Agape Community Center, 2351 Bolton Road. Check out the full agenda on the city of Atlanta website. Come join the rest of the Buckhead Patch fans on Facebook! It's Patch and Facebook together. Doesn't get much better than …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The project is designed to promote more walkable areas in Buckhead and throughout metro Atlanta.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District has allocated $25,000 to participate in a study designed to analyze walkability in Buckhead and other parts of metro Atlanta. Executive Director Jim Durrett asked for the appropriation during the organization’s board meeting on Tuesday. The Walkable Urban Places Study, to be conducted by the Brookings Institution and Georgia Tech, will cost $190,000 to produce. “I guarantee you we are going to get our money’s worth in terms of the value of this study,” he said. “And our leadership will go a long way toward getting other CIDs to participate.” Several Gwinnett County Community Improvement Districts have already agreed to help fund the project. “We want to identify areas in Atlanta that already …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Buckead Community Improvement District is considering a $5 million project designed to beautify the Ga. 400/Lenox Road interchange.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District is examining a $5 million proposal designed to improve the aesthetics of the Ga. 400/Lenox Road interchange. “This is an effort we’re undertaking to look at transforming a massive amount of asphalt into a marquee entrance into our community,” said CID Chairman David Allman. During Tuesday’s board meeting, the District board heard from Peter Drey, who owns the architectural and engineering firm of d+e=design environment. “There is a great opportunity to make this interchange into an aesthetically pleasing, pedestrian friendly gateway into the Buckhead district,” Drey said. Drey proposed installing greenspace and wall coverings throughout the interchange, and installing four, 80-foot-tall light …
Buckhead CID officials are pleased with the service and route changes that have been implemented.
11:54 am. The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) is still reviewing its ridership data that was presented during Tuesday's CID board meeting. Patch had originally reported that ridership had doubled on the Buckhead Uptown Connection (BUC) since the system implemented a number of improvements and route changes. However, Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead and the Buckhead Transportation Management Association, told Patch Wednesday morning that data is still being compiled and will be analyzed more thoroughly in the future. “I am shocked by these numbers,” Starling said when she first presented the figures on Tuesday. BUC’s service contract was awarded earlier this year to American Coach Lines. At the same …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Officials with City of Atlanta Parks and Buckhead Heritage Society talk about the benefits of the Ga. 400 trail and some key components that will make it unique.
Monday, July 23, 2012
For those looking for more information about the Ga. 400 trail, Livable Buckhead has released an informative video detailing the project. In the video, George Dusenbury from City of Atlanta Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs discusses plans to increase park space in Buckhead — which he calls one of the least "parked" areas in the city. Also, Erica Danylchak of the Buckhead Heritage Society reveals how important historic sites will be incorporated along the trail. More recently, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the approval of $750,000 to go toward the Ga. 400 trail. Although the trail will be implemented by Livable Buckhead, the money was granted to the Buckhead Community Improvement District. The Ga. 400 trail is one of 12 infrastructure …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Jim Durrett will speak to the Buckhead Business Association on July 12 about his mission to make Buckhead a more walkable, livable urban environment.
The Buckhead Business Association (BBA) is pleased to announce that Jim Durrett, Executive Director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID), will speak at the Buckhead Business Association Weekly Breakfast on July 12, 2012 at the City Club of Buckhead. “Jim Durrett comes to us with a wealth of expertise in transportation, land use and creative livable communities,” notes Catherine Cattles, 2012 President of the BBA. “We look forward to hearing from him about his mission to make Buckhead a more walkable and liveable urban environment, including his plans for improvements to the transportation network and public realm that connect people and places within the Buckhead community, despite limited resources.” Prior to heading up …