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Published on July 13th, 2016 |

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BCID closing in on sculpture installation at Loudermilk Park; power now on

The power is now on at Charlie Loudermilk Park and the Buckhead Community Improvement District is moving forward to prepare the apex of the park for the new sculpture by famous Atlanta architect John Portman, longtime friend of park namesake Charlie Loudermilk.

After months of not having any power to the lights at the park, the lights are now on it was reported at the July 6 meeting of the Buckhead Community Improvement District board.

It was also reported that the sculpture being donated by Portman and Loudermilk is currently being forged in preparation for placement at the point of the park at the intersection of Peachtree and Roswell roads.

At its July meeting, the BCID board authorized $170,000 of site work to be done at the park to  prepare it for the installation of the sculpture. The site work cost is to be shared 50/50 between the BCID and Charlie Loudermilk. The total cost of the sculpture project is $337,000.

Meanwhile, BCID Executive Director Jim Durrett told the board he hopes the Fulton County Commission will approve in July the proposal of placing the Buckhead Storyteller sculpture at the county’s Buckhead Library, located on Buckhead Avenue.

The Storyteller sculture, which was located in Charlie Loudrmilk Park for years, was displaced from the park during the redesign and redevelopement of the park over the past few years and has been in storage.

BCID Project Manager Tony Peters told the board that progress has also been made toward getting a  signalized pedestrian installed the northwest corner of th park (near the clock tower) connecting to the west side of Roswell Road near the Buckhead Theatreand the new Hanover Company high-rise retail/residential project under construction.

Peters said the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved installation of “Hawk Signal” at the southeast corner of Sardis Way and Roswell Road at the park which will stop cars for pedestrians to cross the and provide better access to the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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