Commercial Row Commons Concept:
The proposed Commercial Row Commons project will benefit the Midtown community in two ways: first, the realignment of the intersection will create usable, public space that can be utilized by the adjacent Commercial Row retailers and the neighborhood as a whole; second, the realignment of the Peachtree Place and Peachtree Street intersection will improve safety and connectivity for all user types
Today, the intersection is a key junction in the heart of the district, and development of Commercial Row Commons will provide more public space for this popular destination and high traffic corridor. Currently, tables and chairs that serve Commercial Row’s restaurants impede the flow of pedestrian traffic through this important MARTA-access corridor. The creation of the plaza will provide both a clear and unobstructed pathway for pedestrians, as well as a dedicated and relaxed space to enjoy.
Furthermore, this plaza provides greater opportunity to celebrate the unique historic and cultural identity of the Commercial Row buildings. By introducing a pedestrian-scaled gathering space to this historic intersection, users will have an opportunity to experience Midtown on a smaller, more intimate level and to take in the architectural detail of these historic landmarks. Midtown Alliance is also partnering with the Atlanta History Center to explore opportunities for this space to support the History Center’s ongoing programming.
Midtown Alliance, with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Mobility Planning, is continuing the concept development of the Commercial Row Commons. Proposed enhancements include:
$77,000 in MID funds for Design
The concept development phase, will include:
View the existing and proposed conditions.
Midtown Alliance held a public input session on August 4, 2018 on site on the corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place to display multiple concepts and solicit community feedback on design and enhancements. Additional pop-up events were held in conjunction with the September Lunch Box Series as well as stakeholder engagement.
If you have general comments or questions, please contact Transportation@MidtownATL.com.