The formal public reopening of Loudermilk Park is scheduled for March 31, Jim Durrett, executive director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, told members of the organization’s board of directors. An invitation-only ceremony is set to begin at noon, Durrett said, and a public opening begins at 1 p.m. BCID has overseen a refurbishing of the triangular park at the intersection of Peachtree and Roswell roads. The redo included addition of a clock tower.
A new Buckhead park?
Officials of the Buckhead Community Improvement District are looking into the feasibility of developing a new park in an area where there isn’t even land now. The CID board of directors voted unanimously Feb. 24 to spend up to $10,000 to research the feasibility of building a park of about 9 acres above Ga. 400, in the area near Lenox and Peachtree roads.
The money will be used to research air rights for the property, an economic model and to conduct a preliminary, “fatal flaw” analysis to determine whether such a park is possible.
“It’s in the heart of the heart,” said David Allman, chairman of the BCID board. “The location is unquestionably good. It’s a big ticket [item], but it’s a big vision.”