MCRP Studio Project for City of Brookhaven

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MCRP students undertook an ambitious project establishing redevelopment standards for the Buford Highway corridor.

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To conclude Fall 2017, 12 second-year master’s degree students at SCaRP undertook an ambitious project for the City of Brookhaven to establish redevelopment standards for the Buford Highway corridor: one of the most culturally diverse communities in metro Atlanta.

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To conclude Fall 2017, 12 second-year master’s degree students at SCaRP undertook an ambitious project for the City of Brookhaven to establish redevelopment standards for the Buford Highway corridor: one of the most culturally diverse communities in metro Atlanta. Students worked in four teams to evaluate the threats and opportunities of redevelopment from different points of view: Transportation & Complete Streets, Land Use & Zoning, Housing & Economic Development, and Environment and Health. Overall, the plan sought to redesign the highway corridor and the adjacent properties to more fully integrate the new 3-mile long Peachtree Greenway that is about to start construction alongside the highway.

The Final Report contained recommendations and implementation strategies including standards for transportation improvements, health projects, an Affordable Housing Impact Statement, small business retention and a special zoning district with design land use guidelines for redevelopment of the corridor that would improve the sense of place and preserve the diversity of the study area.

The project was also covered by local news and can be read about here.

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School of City & Regional Planning

Categories
City Planning, Transportation, and Urban Growth
Related Core Research Areas
People and Technology
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Keywords
student studio, city & regional planning
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  • Created By: zkafkes3
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 18, 2017 - 2:03pm
  • Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017 - 2:03pm