Greening Buckhead with a trail along Ga. 400

Jim Durrett speaking at BCID's annual reception

BCID's executive director, Jim Durrett, discussing plans for the new Ga. 400 trail

Last month, the Buckhead Community Improvement District made several exciting announcements at our annual reception, including our partnership with the PATH Foundation, City of Atlanta, Buckhead Coalition, Livable Buckhead and the Buckhead Business Association to create a trail along Ga. 400.

This greenspace will begin near Loridans Drive and end in Midtown, providing a pedestrian route through the heart of Buckhead and beautifying our community.  The PATH Foundation has divided the trail into five segments, and the BCID and City of Atlanta have each donated $200,000 to complete the first two segments.  We expect additional funding from the Buckhead Coalition and even more funding from an unlikely set of gigantic, colorful statues.

Bucks on the Street

One of the many statues available for sponsorship, with proceeds going to the proposed Ga. 400 trail.

That’s right – statues.  The Buckhead Business Association has large statues of Bucks available for local businesses to purchase.  The plain statues will be transformed into works of art by Atlanta artists and placed around our community, much like Chicago’s famous cows.  Proceeds from the “Bucks on the Street” program will go directly to our community, benefiting the proposed trail.

BCID’s involvement with the creation of this greenspace is another way we are making Buckhead a more livable community.  To learn more about our pedestrian initiatives, click here.

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