Downtown’s Parking Lot Deserts

Tim Keane is no fan of free parking.“That has been proven time and again, in every single city in the world that the more parking you provide, the more people drive,” said Keane, who became Atlanta’s planning commissioner last summer. “I mean, we live in Atlanta. This is a city that is a great example of: If you design for everyone to drive, then what will you get? Congestion.”

via Atlanta Looks For Solutions To City’s Parking Lot Deserts | WABE 90.1 FM.

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Changes at Bobby Jones

The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation plans to invest about $20 million to convert the course from 18 holes to nine, while adding a driving range, short-game practice area, new pro shop, a new facility to be called the Georgia Golf House and multi-use trails.

via Nonprofit takes charge of Bobby Jones Golf Course – Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Nonprofit takes charge of Bobby Jones Golf Course - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Lindbergh Kroger to open

On Nov. 9, the Lindbergh/Piedmont Kroger at 2542 Morosgo Way will celebrate its grand opening.

via New Lindbergh/Piedmont Kroger about to open – Atlanta Business Chronicle.

New Lindbergh/Piedmont Kroger about to open - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Buckhead condo tower moving forward

A glitzy, glassy condo building is one step closer to reality after developers filed for permits for the 18-story structure at Buckhead Triangle.

via Ritzy Buckhead Triangle condo tower is moving forward – Curbed Atlanta.

 

Ritzy Buckhead Triangle condo tower is moving forward - Curbed Atlanta

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BCID Increases Traffic Officer Program

Don’t Dread Buckhead Holiday Traffic BCID Increases Traffic Officer Program – BuckheadView.

Posted in Atlanta, Traffic

Atlanta named one of U.S.’ top 15 single-family markets

Atlanta has been named one of the top 15 single-home markets in the country.Basing its analysis on “current and forecasted housing fundamentals,” such as home price and sales growth, Ten-X found that markets vary wildly throughout the country.

via Atlanta named one of U.S.’ top 15 single-family markets.

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Outdoor dining at Bartaco

atlanta / chastain park | bartaco.

Posted in Atlanta, Dining

Wieuca Road Baptist Church considering sale

Wieuca Road Baptist Church is considering sale and redevelopment of the site it has occupied for 60 years at Wieuca and Peachtree roads. A congregation vote apparently on redevelopment options is slated for Oct. 16.

via Wieuca Road Baptist Church considering sale, redevelopment – Reporter Newspapers.

Updated:  Church decides to stay put

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$630 million addition at Piedmont Hospital

The hospital plans to start work on the $630 million project in January, pending state approval of its “certificate of need” application. The hospital released the image in conjunction with an announcement that it has many contractors ready to begin the work.

via Piedmont Hospital releases new image of planned Buckhead tower – Reporter Newspapers.

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Buckhead Park Over GA400

An excited crowd gathered this past Wednesday at the Buckhead Theatre to get a first look at Phase I concept drawings for the ambitious Park Over GA400. The Buckhead Community Improvement District’s BCID board presented a nearly half-mile long park that “provides ample capacity for plazas, lawns, gardens, pavilions and more. A defining feature of the design includes an allée of high-canopied trees running the length of the park that blends with Atlanta’s urban forest canopy and creates broad shade and memorable open space from Lenox Road to Peachtree Road.

A very exciting part of this new design are the flyover walking paths that allow the existing Path400 trail to connect directly through the center of the park and pass unimpeded over Lenox and Peachtree Roads. Integrating the new park so directly with the miles of existing trails on either side will greatly enhance access and usability of both the trail system and the park.

via Buckhead Park Over GA400.

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Edens to Preserve Local Shops at Andrews Square

This mission of preserving local flavor is moving quickly and we are glad to see it happening! Lucy’s Market is a longtime favorite just up the street on West Paces Ferry. Their current location is most certainly destined for high-rise development but they are finding refuge, and a new home, at Andrews Square.

via Edens to Preserve Local Shops at Andrews Square – Buckhead.

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Huge development planned for Dunwoody

Plans for the project, according to documents filed with the city, include 400,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and 3,000 residential units. The project also includes 400,000 square feet of new office space in addition to the 235,000 square feet of office space currently on the site that will remain.

The development is divided into 10 blocks and fronting Perimeter Center Parkway. There are five 30-story residential towers planned, with one also including retail on the ground floor. Other residential and retail buildings range from 10 stories to 5 stories.

via High Street developers to make presentation at Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting – Reporter Newspapers.

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Camden moving forward with phase two

Camden Property Trust, having completed Camden Paces Apartments that replaced the former Paces Apartment complex at 77 East Andrews Drive, is now getting ready to launch Camden Buckhead, 374 apartments in two urban-styled nine-story buildings facing Roswell Road on the site.

via BuckheadViewCamden moving forward with 2nd apartment project, to face Roswell Road – BuckheadView.

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Brookhaven character area study

The second round of charrettes for Brookhaven’s character area study begins Sept. 14 as the city moves through the community meetings to receive resident input on how they want residential areas to be preserved.

via Second round of Brookhaven character area study charrettes announced – Reporter Newspapers.

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The Grady Hospital – History Atlanta

Behold the cornerstone of one of the largest health systems in the world. Grady Health first opened the front doors of this building as The Grady Hospital on June 2nd, 1892 to serve the Atlanta public. It was the first of its kind in the city.

via The Grady Hospital – History Atlanta.

 

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Undoing damage caused by interstates

The proposal to cover a section of Atlanta’s Downtown Connector with new parks and development is not unique. In fact, the so-called “Stitch” is one of several such potential projects in cities around the country whose primary intent is to restore the links between urban neighborhoods that were severed decades ago by the federal interstate highway system.

via The Stitch is not the only project aiming to undo damage caused by interstates – Atlanta Magazine.

Posted in Atlanta, Cities, Planning

Former Buckhead school site to become park

A 1.55-acre former school site on Buckhead’s Loridans Drive has been purchased as parkland to go along with the nearby PATH400 multi-use trail.

via Former Buckhead school site to become park on PATH400

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Buckhead Village Development Updates

The Buckhead Village is positively booming with new development, as new proposals are being announced nearly every month. Commercial land prices in the neighborhood have soared to more than $10 million per acre as retailers and developers target the prime demographic and pure volume of people that pass through the Buckhead Village daily.

This high-stakes game of monopoly between developers in the Buckhead Village is going to transform what is currently Buckhead’s favorite neighborhood shops into a dense, walkable, and vertical shopping district. To keep the community informed of the latest developments, Buckhead.com has put together the interactive map below as a way to keep track of the boom.

via Buckhead Village Development Updates.

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New Look For Andrews Square

EDENS announces improvement plans and a new retailer for Andrews Square. Nestled in Buckhead’s West Village, the center will undergo a series of enhancements that will reflect the unique feel of the neighborhood and create a refined, vibrant marketplace for the community to gather and connect.

via New Retailer, New Look For Andrews Square In The Heart Of Buckhead’s West Village.

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Manuel’s Tavern is back

Closer Look: The History And Rebirth Of Manuel’s Tavern | WABE 90.1 FM.

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