Published on October 7th, 2015 |2
Security cameras approved to protect Charlie Loudermilk Park
park and as a deterrent to damage being done to elements of the park.
Following recent reports of damage to part of the park apparently done by skateboarders, the BCID board authorized the purchase of cameras at its Sept. 28 meeting. The cameras will be linked to the city of Atlanta’s Operation Shield network of almost 6,000 monitored cameras.
As an interesting side note, the police monitoring center for the Operation Shield network is named for Charlie Loudermilk, who made a substantial contribution toward establishing the facility. Loudermilk also contributed at least $1.5 million toward the new park design.
BCID Executive Director Jim Durrett also announced at the Sept. 28 meeting that Loudermilk is paying for upgraded changes to be made to the base of the clock tower on the northwest corner of the park and that the engraved bricks—purchased years ago by supporters of redeveloping the park—would soon be placed in the northern area of the park.
Also, the nine trees along the perimeter of the park that earlier died and were removed will be replaced around mid-November and will be the same species of trees.
Durrett also announced that the BCID would be sending out requests for proposals to major national design and engineering firms this month
to identify more specifically a design, engineering details and potential means of financing for a 9-acre park envisoned by the CID to be built over the top of GA 400 and the Buckhead MARTA rail station between Peachtree and Lenox Roads. It is expected it will take at least two months to get responses from firms that have prev
During the meeting, Livable Buckhead Executive Director Denise Starling updated the BCID board on PATH400 greenway activity stating that Phase 2—from the present completed trail a half-mile north to Old Ivy Road—is back underway after a delay of months and is expected to take 10-12 months to complete.
She also noted that Phase 3 on the south end should be underway in two weeks and will take about 2 months to complete. Also, Phase 4 will begin construction in November and will take 10-12 months to complete. She also said more trees are being added to the completed Phase 1 of the greenway trail.
Finally, she said the small park at the northern end of the completed PATH400 segment is in final design phase with the city and construction work should begin on that park area soon.