Daniel Burnham, the American architect and urban planner who lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s, famously spoke the following in 1910:
“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men`s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever- growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.”
Here in Buckhead, we make big plans, and our blood is stirred as those plans assert themselves with insistency. I wanted to share where we are with two of those big plans: remaking Lenox Road into a beautiful corridor for people and creating a gathering place we call HUB404 that will knit the community together, bridging divides that are barriers to vibrancy.
Both of these plans are included in the latest update to Buckhead’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) plan, a plan partly funded through a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission that encourages land use planning geared toward transportation efficiency and connectedness. The goal of the program is to “create vibrant, walkable places that offer increased mobility options, encourage healthy lifestyles and provide improved access to jobs and services.” And that is exactly what we are doing in our district.