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The Buckhead Community Improvement District plans to expand by adding a group of businesses in the area of Buckhead known as the “West Village.”

The BCID board voted unanimously April 15 to approve the expansion into the area west of Roswell Road.

“What we’re trying to do is get a way to spend our money there,” BCID Executive Director Jim Durrett said. “That way we can knit the area together.”

The list of properties to be added to the CID must be reviewed by the Fulton County Tax Commissioner and then approved by the Atlanta City Council, BCID Director of Programs Tony Peters said. Properties to be added to the district generally are in an area that includes portions of Irby Avenue, Cains Hill Place and Paces Ferry Place, Peters said.

A CID is composed of businesses that tax themselves, usually to pay for road improvements in their area. The 16-year-old Buckhead CID has expanded once before, in 2005, when it added areas of the Buckhead Village south of Peachtree Road and north of Pharr Road and west of Piedmont Road, executive director Jim Durrett said.

The Buckhead CID now collects about $5.8 million a year, Durrett said. The new properties being added to the district will add about another $75,000 a year, Peters told the board.

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