Monday, July 30, 2012
Improvements to Peachtree and Piedmont were discussed as part of the "Building Blocks of Buckhead" presentation, which outlined long-term plans for major projects and improvements in Buckhead by three key community groups.
Editor's note: This article represents the first in a series about the recent "Building Blocks of Buckhead" presentation that outlined Buckhead's 20-year plan, as developed by the Buckhead Community District, Livable Buckhead and the Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association. The future of Buckhead's heavily travelled Peachtree and Piedmont Roads is a bright one if three key community groups — Buckhead Community District (BCID), Livable Buckhead (LBI) and the Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) — are able to see their 20-year plan through. The strategy for fixing many of the problems associated with Peachtree and Piedmont were outlined as part of the "Building Blocks of Buckhead," a 20-year plan for …
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 …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Here are two more clues about where to find this week's Big Bucks in the Big Buck Hunt!
Still having trouble finding this week's Big Bucks? Here are two more clues as to where they are. Their first set of clues can be found here. Buck 3 Clue 2 Oh where, oh where has my little buck gone? Oh where, oh where could he be? He’s easily found standing out on the ground for all of the world to see. So get in your car and go looking, march forth without trepidation, He’s located somewhere on Piedmont; a hospital is your destination. Buck 4 Clue 2 The home to this buck is an office building that was built in ‘74 It’s next to a theater and two hotels, and should be fun to explore. Located there is the Buckhead Coalition, and Livable Buckhead, too. You’ll find it on Tower Place Drive, OK, NOW I AM GIVING IT TO YOU! If you get out there …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Here are all the rules and info you need to know to take part in this community-wide scavenger hunt to win great prizes. Stay glued to Patch for upcoming clues because you'll get them here before anywhere else.
Alright, Buckhead Patchers, the time has come for a scavenger hunt like no other — "The Bucks on the Street Big Buck Hunt!" You may have noticed the brightly painted "Bucks" popping up all around town and wondered to yourself, "what are these things all about?" Of course, if you had been reading Buckhead Patch you would know. But I digress. Now is your chance to interact and take part in this epic scavenger hunt to benefit Livable Buckhead for a chance to win great prizes! Get your cameras ready! Here are all the rules and info you need to take part. How do I enter? 1. Each week 2 Bucks will be “revealed” through clues announced every Monday starting June 11 and continue for 11 weeks. Buckhead Patch, the Buckhead View, and certain …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Buckhead's free shuttle will have simplified routes, optimized services for commuters.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Beginning July 1, Buckhead’s free shuttle, "the buc," is changing its routes and schedules. These changes are designed to increase service frequency during the peak hours of use –weekday morning and afternoon rush hours – by eliminating lunch hour and Saturday service. Routes will also be simplified, with one primary route connecting MARTA rail stations and major employment locations along Peachtree, Piedmont and Lenox Roads. “The buc was launched nearly a decade ago, and it has provided a valuable service for Buckhead commuters, shoppers, visitors and residents,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead and the Buckhead Transportation Management Association (BATMA), which manages the buc. “But the time had come for us …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This year, the Bucks are part of an interactive Facebook competition.
You may have noticed some familiar friends in the area. Memorial Day weekend marked the official re-emerging of 8-foot-tall, artist-decorated Bucks around Buckhead as part of the Bucks on the Street project, initiated by the Buckhead Business Foundation to support Livable Buckhead. The Bucks will continue popping up at locations throughout the Buckhead community and are designed to instill a sense of excitement and pride for those who live, work and play in Buckhead. All proceeds from sponsors, as well as money raised at the auction party in the fall will go to Livable Buckhead, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating more green space, parks, trails and connectivity of neighborhoods within Buckhead. Throughout the summer…
Monday, May 14, 2012
Buckhead Heritage Society is looking for anyone with information related to North Buckhead specifically.
When it comes to history in the Buckhead area, North Buckhead is a bit of a question mark, according to Erica Danylchak, Executive Director of Buckhead Heritage Society. Danylchak spoke at the recent Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting to to ask for their help in filling in some of that missing history. While working with Livible Buckhead on their green space action plan, Danylchak said that the Heritage Society realized there was an opportunity to do something interesting with preserving the rich Buckhead community history. While they have found interesting factoids and stories about Buckhead overall, history on North Buckhead is sorely lacking. "There are large swaths of District 7 that have no history," Danylchak said, pointing to…
Friday, April 20, 2012
The cleanup effort was part of the second annual Eco Collection.
Friday, April 20, 2012
More than 350 Buckhead leaders and residents participated in the second annual Eco Collection event, in which tons of electronics, household chemicals, paint and paper were collected and either disposed of or recycled. The event took place on March 24. A team of 30 volunteers from Livable Buckhead and Live Thrive, the Rotary Club of Buckhead, local businesses, residents and other concerned citizens helped the event run smoothly by directing traffic, unloading cars, accepting donations and handing out materials to participants. City councilmember Howard Shook was on site to help unload paint and chemicals from vehicles, while City councilmember Yolanda Adrean, who was unable to attend, was represented at the event by Council Aide, Margaret…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Group says project would bring crime to their backyards
Organized neighborhood opposition to the Ga. 400 trail emerged Thursday night with a slide show not on the agenda at the North Buckhead Civic Association's 40th annual meeting. After a scheduled Livable Buckhead presentation about its plans for the trail, homeowner Leanne West of Glengary Drive stood up and asked to show her presentation to the group. West said she represents 44 families in the Loridans Drive-Glengary area who strongly oppose the project and have set up a Facebook page, "Concerned Citizens About Livable Buckhead's Ga. 400 Trail Project." Livable Buckhead's plans call for the trailhead to be placed at Loridans besides Ga. 400 in a wooded area near the historic Lowry-Stevens cemetery. Little, a research scientist at Ga. …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Spring cleaning mission fulfilled, thanks to Livable Buckhead's Eco-Collection event
Our house is less cluttered now, and that's a good feeling. This fine spring morning, my wife and I loaded up my car with cans of old paint, a jug of antifreeze, outdated medicine and abandoned electronics equipment to take to Livable Buckhead's Eco-Collection event. We also filled a garbage bag with documents for shredding. Those left-over cans from house paintings past have been sitting in the carport storage room for years, but now they're gone. One of the friendly volunteers who helped unload the paint from my car said that it will be remixed and used in new ways. The electronics stuff in the downstairs closet was a history of technology over the last 20 years or so. A cassette tape player. A bulky computer monitor and keyboard. VHS …