Buckhead CID releases RFP for park above Ga. 400

Buckhead, AtlantaA view of Buckhead from the City Club of Buckhead. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

ATLANTA — The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) has issued an RFP for a plan to build a park above a section of Georgia 400.

The 9-acre park would largely be located between Peachtree Road and Lenox Road. The new park would straddle the heavily traveled north-south highway and the MARTA tracks that run along the center of the highway.

“Issuing this RFP is the next phase in our effort to examine the viability of creating a nine-plus-acre park over Georgia 400 and MARTA’s Buckhead station,” the Northside Neighbor quoted Jim Durrett, the district’s executive director, as saying. “This study began with the BCID’s interest to improve and create parks and open space in the Buckhead area. A signature park over Georgia 400 will significantly enhance and expand on-going efforts by providing an opportunity for a great urban park where open space is simply not available.”

Responses to the RFP are due at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19, the newspaper reported.

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