Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ribbon-Cutting Set for December 11

Buckhead will cut the ribbon on the completed Peachtree transformation on Tuesday, December 11 at 1:30 p.m. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is among the scheduled speakers at the event, which will take place outside the Pinnacle building across from Phipps Plaza. The completion of Phase II of the Peachtree transformation marks the end of a two-year project that took a pedestrian-unfriendly suburban arterial and created a “complete street” by adding granite curbing and medians, hardwood trees, seasonal color landscaping, bike lanes, wide sidewalks, modern lighting, buried utility lines, street furniture, and dedicated left turn lanes at signaled intersections.

Phase I of the transformation, completed in 2007, ran from just south of Piedmont to the MARTA overpass. Phase II continued north past Phipps Plaza. Together, the transformation covered more than 1.5 miles of Peachtree in Buckhead. Phase III, which is in development, will extend south on Peachtree to Shadowlawn Ave.