The once pie-in-the-sky proposal for building a park atop Ga. Highway 400 and the Buckhead MARTA station in the heart of commercial Buckhead is seeming more and more achievable.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District board voted 4-2 this week to approve continued planning for the park, according to Reporter Newspapers. Additionally, the initiative is going to be folded into the underway-matter planning for the district, known as "Buckhead Redefined," spearheaded by the ARC as a Livable Centers Initiative to take place later this month.
This four-month phase will include things such as (deep breath!) parking and traffic studies, the analysis of legal implications, ways to involve the community in the process, cost concerns and tax implications as part of the funding strategies, potential economic impact, and finally how the entire thing will be engineered, the newspaper reports.
Dissenting sentiments came from Robin Suggs — the voice for Simon Property Groups and their two properties Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza — who expressed concern at the scale of the project and increased taxes.
- Park over 400 design to continue, merge with Buckhead master plan [Reporter Newspapers]
- Buckhead CID leader discusses grand vision for Park Over GA400 [Curbed]