Special Public Interest District 12
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. The changes were formally adopted on May 30, 2012.
- Download the map SPI-12 Buckhead/Lenox map
- Download the SPI-12 Adopted Text
- Download the DRC Resolution
- Download the design guidelines
- Download the draft of the sign ordinance
- For the Special Administrative Permit Application Package, please visit the City of Atlanta’s website by clicking here
Development Review Committee (DRC)
Development Review Committees (DRC) have been established as an advisory group for the purpose of providing to the Director of the Bureau of Planning formal comments on Special Administrative Permit (SAP) applications within a particular SPI zoning district.
The DRC convenes monthly (or as needed) to comment on SAP applications within a particular District. Each DRC shall provide recommendations to the Office of Planning Staff and the applicant within 7 business days, unless applicant is requested to return to the applicable DRC, and or present to respective neighborhood organization(s), or NPU.
Each DRC shall consist of committee members representing the corresponding SPI district stakeholders, including: property owner(s), business owner(s) or resident(s), and applicable neighborhood organization(s).
City of Atlanta Staff Representative: Karl Smith-David, Principal Planner
CID Representative: Jim Feldman, Regent Parnters / Michael McLean, PMRG
MARTA Representative: John Crocker, Development & Regional Coordination, MARTA
Neighborhood Representative: Peter Davis, Peachtree Park / Andrea Bennett, North Buckhead Civic Assn.
District 7 Representative: Sally Silver
BATMA Representative: Denise Starling, BATMA, a program of Livable Buckhead