Proposed redesign of Peachtree Street highlighted in art exhibition

February 26,2019

Collin Kelley, Atlanta InTown Paper

An art exhibition of plein air paintings and photography is being used as part of a design concept for the reimagining of three blocks of Peachtree Street in Downtown.

Presented by the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning (DCP), Atlanta History Center, Peachtree Center and Atlanta Downtown Improvement District,  “Peachtree Street Re-Imaged: Peachtree Street Through the Eyes of Urban Designers, Artists, and Photographers” runs through April 3 at The Hub in Peachtree Center.

This past September at Atlanta Streets Alive, DCP publicly unveiled a design concept that proposes transforming three blocks of Peachtree – 1.9 miles from Hardy Ivy Park to Margaret Mitchell Square – into a shared street with bicyclists and pedestrians.

On Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. there will be a panel discussion about the plan at The Hub with Commissioner Tim Keane, City of Atlanta Department of City Planning; Jack Portman, Chairman and CEO, John Portman & Associates; and Jennifer Ball, Vice President of Planning and Economic Development, Central Atlanta Progress. The panel will be moderated by Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Urban Design Program at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.

The exhibition is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 7, the exhibit will be moved to Hardy Ivy Park from 2 to 6 p.m. for the first Atlanta Streets Alive event of the year.