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Peachtree Street Visioning

Project Category: All Projects Complete Streets

Peachtree Street at 6th Street in the 1940s. Credit: Georgia State University Library Digital Collections

Project Overview 

Peachtree Street, Atlanta’s most iconic street, connects the City of Atlanta like no other corridor. In Midtown, Peachtree bisects the commercial core of the district and is home to many of the City’s most significant arts organizations, office buildings, residential properties, and retail offerings. Peachtree is where some of the City’s largest events take place including the Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta Streets Alive, and multiple parades. Peachtree’s public realm (street and sidewalks) has been improved over the years but needs a refresh. From a traffic perspective, Peachtree currently prioritizes vehicles over pedestrians. This is not in line with the community’s stated preferences. Peachtree also lacks excitement in the public realm. There are few places that are memorable – a defining characteristic of “great” streets.

Building from the 2022 Public Life Action Plan, Midtown Alliance is leading an effort to create a new vision for Peachtree in Midtown that is exciting, memorable, and desirable by improving and activating the public spaces and areas of strength along the corridor. The goal is to create a thriving public realm where neighbors, office workers, classmates, and visitors come together to connect to each other, to arts and culture, to street-level business, and to history. 

Project Progress:

Midtown Alliance has hired an acclaimed design team (Kimley-Horn and SnØhetta) to help define the next chapter for Peachtree Street. This work will culminate in a conceptual plan for the entire length off Peachtree in Midtown (North Avenue to the Buford-Spring Connector).

On, November 1, 2023, Midtown Alliance hosted a public meeting to kick-off the study phase of the project. A recording of the meeting can be viewed here:

What’s Next?

Future public meetings will be held over the course of the planning period (through Q2 2024). If you represent a building, property, or institution along the corridor and have ideas for how Peachtree could evolve, please contact transportation@midtownatl.com.

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