Land Use Planning
Buckhead CID partnered with the City of Atlanta, sister organization BATMA, and local resident neighbors through Neighborhood Planning Unit B to develop a new zoning ordinance (SPI-9) that covers a significant part of the Buckhead commercial area.
The zoning, adopted by Atlanta City Council on October 4, 2010, sets the stage for a more walkable, urban community enriched with public art and parks, wide sidewalks, greenspace, transportation options, and outdoor dining, all designed to have international appeal.
Special Public Interest District 12 covers the commercial core of the Buckhead Community surrounding the two malls and the major high rise office developments. This zoning overlay district was one of the first ever written in the City and one of the last to be incorporated into the underlying zoning. In 2011, the Buckhead CID and sister organization, BATMA, began updating this district to incorporate public art, transportation options, connectivity and greenspace among other changes, with all changes having been completed in Summer of 2012.
In December 2009, the City of Atlanta adopted Atlanta’s Project Greenspace which provides a framework and action plan to guide the City of Atlanta in achieving a world class green space system by the year 2030.
In December 2009, the City of Atlanta adopted Atlanta’s Project Greenspace which provides a framework and action plan to guide the City of Atlanta in achieving a world class greenspace system by the year 2030. The Buckhead Community is currently developing a Plan of Action for Council District 7 designed to meet the goals outlined in the City’s plan. The final plan, The Buckhead Collection, is available here.