Peachtree Shared Space Study
We are leading one of Downtown Atlanta’s signature projects, the redesign of Peachtree Street into a world-class shared space to transform the way people move through Downtown. This project brings the City’s vision to life by getting buy-in from the public and stakeholders, integrating elements from previous plans, analyzing traffic patterns, and conducting environmental and historical due diligence. It addresses unique considerations for Peachtree Street, including existing streetcar tracks, one-way streets, commuter bus staging, intersection design, and stormwater management.
The project’s community engagement includes an advisory committee, a pair of workshops, a demonstration project, educational videos, an interactive project website, a WikiMap, and social media. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we shifted most engagement to virtual platforms.
The project will result in three final deliverables: a conceptual design study, an activation and programming strategy, and a draft Georgia Department of Transportation concept report. These deliverables include a conceptual design, illustrations, cost estimates, traffic recommendations, phasing, public space activation strategies, and real estate activation strategies that will give the City design direction and set them up to pursue Federal and other funding opportunities.