Friday, June 30, 2006

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Peachtree in Buckhead is changing so much, you may have missed the news about an exciting recent development. The Buckhead CID has announced that all utilities in Phase I of the transformation will be buried underground. In total, more than three miles of utilities will vanish, improving the view and making the transformation that much more magnificent.

The Peachtree Boulevard transformation is the major enhancement of a stretch of Peachtree Road in Buckhead into a more livable, walkable, bikable and drivable promenade. The transformation will allow Peachtree to live up to its reputation as Atlanta’s “signature street.” It will become a destination, not just a throughway.

Information is available at the new Web site:

Monday, June 26, 2006

Creators of the Peachtree Boulevard transformation set sights on Piedmont

After establishing the local model for creating a livable, walkable urban neighborhood, the Buckhead Community Improvement District is looking to transform a stretch of Piedmont.

From this week's Atlanta Business Chronicle:

The Buckhead Community Improvement District is looking at duplicating many of the streetscape improvements planned for Peachtree -- including tree-lined sidewalks and medians, traffic enhancements, bicycle lanes, pedestrian benches and new street lighting -- to a 1.5-mile section of Piedmont running from Powers Ferry and Roswell roads southeast to Pharr Road, a couple of blocks past its intersection with Peachtree.

Read the full story.

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Peachtree Boulevard transformation toolkit changing with the season.

Go to Peachtree Boulevard to download communications files now featuring our "sidewalks" ad. 11,500 "run-ahead-of-mommy" linear feet of sidewalks. That's what the Peachtree Boulevard transformation will bring to Buckhead.Also, check back here on June 30 for content to paste into your company or neighborhood e-newsletter.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Peachtree Boulevard utilities going down under

The future of the Peachtree in Buckhead just got more beautiful. The Buckhead CID announces plans to move all untilities in Phase I of the transformation underground.

From this week's "The Story":
“We now have agreement. We now have a deal. We are going to start boring and going underground for the remaining utilities along the Peachtree corridor project on Monday,” Greene told the group. “We solved a lot of problems and a million-dollar problem became a $200,000 problem. We had some creative thinkers in the field. So the remaining poles from Maple Drive to the MARTA station in our phase one will be Xed out.”
Buckhead CID Executive Director Scotty Greene also announced the launch of the new Peachtree Boulevard Web site.
"http://www.peachtreeboulevard.comis now operational and people can go to that site and
get weekly construction postings, as well as items to place in neighborhood
newsletters... it is kind of like monitoring a police radio."

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tree going, more coming

Property manager NAI Brannen Goddard reports the large oak tree in front of Lenox Towers (3390 Peachtree Rd) will come down this weekend, the victim of decay. This is not related to the Peachtree Boulevard transformation, which will ultimately include the planing of 186 willow oak trees along the 1.7-mile stretch of the transformation.