DESIGN WORKSHOP WEEK.
Join us for the second series of community workshops beginning January 22! Design Workshop Week will focus on deepening the community's understanding of how successful shared spaces work and collaborating on the conceptual design for the Peachtree Shared Space. Activities include:
GREAT STREETS FORUM PANELISTS.
The Great Streets Forum on January 25 will feature a panel of national experts on four issues identified by the community as keys to success for the Peachtree Shared Space. You will hear a short presentation from each panelist, followed by a live question and answer session. We will hear from Tamika L. Butler on equity, Emily Weidenhof on paradigm shifts in transportation, Tara Green on activating and programming vibrant public spaces, and Amalia Leighton Cody on innovative stormwater management through green infrastructure. The panel will be moderated by Vanessa Lira, an assistant director in the Department of City Planning overseeing the Public Space Studio. Learn more about each of our speakers below and join us for the conversation!
SKETCH PEACHTREE CHALLENGE.
Calling all doodlers! Have you been dreaming of a reimagined Peachtree Street? Send us your sketches for a chance to have your ideas incorporated into the design.
What to sketch:
The shared space design will focus on Peachtree Street between Margaret Mitchell Plaza (Forsyth Street) and Hardy Ivy Park (West Peachtree Street). You can send a sketch of your ideas for the entire project area or a close up of a particular spot you've been thinking of. If you have an idea for a feature but don't know exactly where it would fit, that's okay too. It's up to you! Just be sure to add a label or describe in the caption if it's associated with a specific location so we understand your intent.
All skill levels are welcome! Sketches are meant to visually communicate ideas, and that's what we're after. No need to worry about it looking perfect.
How to submit your sketches:
Share your photos by tagging @atlplanning and #sharepeachtree on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. If you have a private account, also send your photos straight to the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your sketches by January 31.
How we'll use your sketches:
The ideas you send will be reviewed by the project designers and may be incorporated into the conceptual design. Sketches may be featured on the project website, social media, or in the report. We appreciate your contribution to the future of Peachtree Street!
DISCOVERY WORKSHOP WEEK.
The first of two community workshop weeks took place the week of November 16. This Discovery Workshop Week focused on understanding the key issues and opportunities for the project through the community's eyes. We asked for the community's opinion on:
What is the best spot for a shared space?
What design features would you like to see?
What issues should the design address?
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for a community meeting, our virtual open studio, or a stakeholder interview! Your insights will go a long way in shaping the design of this project. Meeting recordings are available below for those who were not able to join us live.
KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE.
Whether it's street design or engagement activities, keeping our community safe is our top priority. To follow social distancing guidelines in response to COVID-19, all currently scheduled activities for this project will be held virtually. We will continue to monitor public health guidance and will incorporate in-person activities if it becomes safe to do so. Learn more about the City of Atlanta's response to COVID-19, including its phased reopening plan, here.
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