Buckhead Community Improvement District Wednesday shared proposals for park space over the interstate.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) Wednesday unveiled the initial vision and design concepts for a proposed open space in the heart of Buckhead’s commercial core, right over GA400.
Jim Durrett, BCID Executive director, along with Robert M. Rogers, FAIA from Roger Partners Architects+Urban Designers, shared the designs with the BCID board members at 7:30 a.m. A public presentation is scheduled Wednesday at The Buckhead Theatre from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.
“Our goal today was to present initial concepts for a multi-phase design project to the board this morning and to the public later this afternoon to gain feedback on the concept,”Durrett, said in an announcement.
“We believe Buckhead residents, employees and visitors will truly benefit from the addition of a world class open space.”
The initial design creates three distinct zones of programming: The Commons, The Plaza and The Gardens. Each zone is tailored to accommodate a range of activities and events. The nearly half-mile long park provides 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 Street.
Rogers Partners interviewed key stakeholders, analyzed site conditions, developed preliminary project costs and produced site-specific concept graphics for use in pursuit of project funding. There are more phases of work to accomplish; this first step provides a sense of what can be built, the order of magnitude of the costs to build and operate the park, and the sources of funding that should be considered to pursue it.
September will be spent seeking and listening to feedback from the community about this opportunity, according to the BCID.