Are you a Downtown neighbor, worker, or visitor?
We want to hear from you! Check out the event calendar below to join one of the community activities for this project.
Previous Engagement Activities
PROJECT UPDATE VIRTUAL MEETING.
The City hosted a virtual meeting to learn about the findings from the Peachtree Shared Space Study, sharing what we've learned from the demonstration project and what's coming next. It was held on December 16, 2021 from 6 to 7:30 pm via Zoom.
The City and Central Atlanta Progress hosted Park(ing) Day on Peachtree Street on September 30th, 2021. Park(ing) Day is an worldwide celebration that transforms spaces usually designated for cars into parks and places for people to enjoy. Community members were invited to join for fun activities like lawn games, dog portraits, giant jenga, and free Mocha Pops. Staff was also on site with a booth to discuss the Demonstration Project and get feedback from the public.
DESIGN OVER DONUTS.
The Atlanta City Studio's Design Over Donuts series returned with a tour of the Demonstration Project on Friday, August 6th from 8 to 9 am. Staff met community members at the outdoor tables at Peachtree Center to visit and discuss the project. Commissioner Tim Keane spoke to 42 participants about the history of Atlanta and the choice we have as a community about how and where we will grow, and the role Peachtree Street will play in that growth by creating an exceptional, magnetic public space for Downtown Atlanta that will help keep and attract residents and businesses Downtown. Comments from participants included a desire for more activities, a concern about perceived congestion and access for emergency vehicles, a desire to keep making Downtown more competitive with other areas of Atlanta, and a love for the mid-block crossing and beautification.
DEMONSTRATION PROJECT COMMUNITY MEETING.
We hosted a community meeting focused on the demonstration project on Monday, May 24th from 6 to 7 pm via Zoom. To help us make better decisions about the design of the shared space, we’re testing what’s possible using temporary, low-cost materials for a short-term demonstration project that will help inform its design. Starting the week of June 21st, three blocks between Baker Street and Ellis Street will change temporarily to make more space for people and test how this works with vehicles. At this meeting, the project designers walked attendees through the proposed design and asked for their feedback on the concept. City staff was also be available to answer questions.
We hosted two workshop series to gather input and collaborate on ideas for a reimagined Peachtree Street: Discovery Workshop Week (November 2020) and Design Workshop Week (January 2021). A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for a community meeting, virtual open studio, or 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.
Discovery Workshop Week
The first of two community workshop weeks 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?