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Hear the boom Apartments shooting up all over Buckhead COMMUNITY 3

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DENT

JUNE 13 — JUNE 26, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 12

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At risk Residents upset over $3 million church rectory COMMENTARY 6

Buckhead makes strides toward ‘walkability’ BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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Is there an iron?

With the opening of MARTA station pedestrian bridges and a new north entrance set for June 24, Buckhead is one step closer to the Community Improvement District’s “walkability” goal. The $32 million bridge at the 3360 Peachtree Road station spans Ga. 400, connecting two sides of Buckhead for both pedestrians and transit users. “The bridge really serves two purposes,” said Buckhead CID Executive Director Jim Durrett. “One purpose is connectivity, [while] the new entrance immediately makes a lot of properties accessible to transit to a degree they are not already.” The CID, a self-taxing entity made up of area businesses that invests tax dollars into the district, helped compile the funding for the project and contributed $1.2 million. Longtime Buckhead resident Gordon Certain said the pedestrian bridges will cut off about ¼ mile for those living in his North Buckhead neighborhood to walk to the train. “The new bridge and MARTA station are really good for our neighborhoods,” said Certain, secretary for the Buckhead

She considers her minivan a ‘second home’ ROBIN’S NEST 7

Peaceful pastels Oglethorpe hosts international exhibition OUT & ABOUT 14

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Dining out

“An American Pops Concert”

Star Provisions more than a ‘grocery store’ RESTAURANTS 17

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Turning points Civil War, Civil Rights connection explored COMMUNITY 20

PHIL MOSIER

Lila Rochio, 7, a member of the “Tidal Waves” swim team at Chastain Park pool, gets in some practice before a meet with the Gainsborough “Sting Rays” on June 3. More photos on page 4.

Huge 2-Day Estate Auction, June 28 & 29 Preview the entire sale online at www.greatgatsbys.com

Over 900 Lots • Beginning at 11a.m. each day • Preview June 25-27 • 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Auction Location: Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery • 5180 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30341 • 770-457-1903

06-13-2014 Buckhead Reporter