The need for public green space in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood
The director of Livable Buckhead spoke recently about the need for more green space in that Atlanta neighborhood. It’s a problem that is long overdue for a solution.
Here’s a quote:
[Director] Starling said it’s a big problem and something the group wants to remedy through its Buckhead Collection initiative.
“Our festivals are held in the parking lot of our favorite mall and that’s probably not the best ambiance,” Starling said.
Starling also updated the BBA on the group’s efforts to create a 5 mile Georgia 400 trail that will eventually connect to the Atlanta BeltLine project.
Buckhead has much more of a suburban feel than it should. Even with two MARTA stations, the area resembles the subdivisions and office parks and shopping malls of the suburbs — except all much bigger and nicer and closer together. But still detached and insular.
The lack of a marquis public park for Buckhead’s events is something that has always made it kind of an oddball among Atlanta neighborhoods and a nice public park will help remedy that. Buckhead has great potential to be a walkable, transit-focused, livable urban space.
I’m glad to know that leaders are aware of the greenspace problem and are working on it.
h/t Curbed Atlanta | Rendering of 400 ped/bike trail from Reporter Newspapers