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Buckhead Reached the Sky; Now What About the Ground?

With construction on Buckhead Atlanta (aka The Streets of Buckhead) slated to finally resume in early 2012 and a density-increasing redevelopment of The Paces apartment site imminent, the Buckhead Community Improvement District hired the design/consulting firm Kimley-Horn to study the best ways for the Buckhead Village to absorb the growth. With the dismantling of the Buckhead bar district years ago, Buckhead lost most of its connection to the pedestrian. The study group is looking to remedy that and has taken an aspirational approach, looking to Dupont Circle in D.C. and Harvard and Kenmore Squares in Boston as examples. Given the strides the Buckhead skyline has made, it seems only fitting the area actually feel like it's within the limits of a big city at street level.

· Group seeks traffic solutions to Buckhead Village growth [Northside Neighbor]