A rendering of the Juniper Street project.
A rendering of the Juniper Street project.

The Midtown Alliance expects to break ground later this year on its longest and most ambitious streetscape project yet. Spanning twelve blocks between 14th Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, the Juniper Street Transformation Project will reshape the way people navigate this corridor, including a bike path.

The transformed Juniper will include two vehicular travel lanes with additional dedicated turn lanes at key intersections with higher traffic demand. Adjacent to sidewalks will be a six-foot buffered bike lane protected by a raised/planted barrier. Street parking within portions of the buffer will provide another layer of protection for those walking or biking.

Plans also call for new wider sidewalks, trees, lighting, trash/recycling receptacles, and a network of bioswales that allow rainwater to infiltrate naturally, rather than overwhelming the storm sewers.

Midtown Alliance has been working on this project with the City of Atlanta since 2010. The total investment is approximately $5.6 million, with the commitment shared between a $3.4 million Atlanta Regional Commission “Livable Centers Initiative” grant and $2.2 million contributed by the Midtown Improvement District.

“Our design team has been working diligently for many years to secure funding and engage stakeholders on the vision for a reimagined Juniper Street,” said Midtown Alliance CEO Kevin Green. “We are excited to be within striking distance on building out these enhancements, which will transform Juniper Street into one of Atlanta’s most walkable, sustainable urban thoroughfares.”

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

2 replies on “Jumping Juniper: Ambitious streetscape project to begin soon in Midtown”

  1. Why are all projects started at 14th street where the newer buildings (retail, residential, office, etc.) are already established? They should start at Ponce/N.Ave where the buildings are needed to help create that “midtown mile” talked about so much.

  2. Why are all projects started at 14th street where the newer buildings (retail, residential, office, etc.) are already established? They should start at Ponce/N.Ave where the buildings are needed to help create that “midtown mile” talked about so much.

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