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Monarch Plaza - 2011 general presentation monarch

Jan 20, 2015




  • 1. Who we are Buckhead CommunityImprovement District BATMA Livable Buckhead

2. Buckhead Community Improvement DistrictWhat is a CID?A community improvement district (CID) is ataxation entity of local government in whichcommercial properties in a defined area payan additional 3 mils property tax in order tofund improvements within the districtsboundaries.These funds are used for planningengineering, and designing transportationsolutions and to leverage federal and statetransportation dollars with CID dollars toimplement those solutions.Working Together for aMore Livable Community 3. InfrastructureMARTA Concourse Bridge Pedestrians from the Tower Place Drive andStratford Road sides of GA 400 will have directaccess to both sides of GA 400 and to MARTAsBuckhead Station without having to walk toPeachtree Road Construction will commence mid-2011 and becompleted by mid-2013mid 2013 Peachtree Transformation The Peachtree transformation is the majorenhancement of a stretch of Peachtree Roadin Buckhead into a more livable, walkable,bikable and drivable promenade The transformation will allow Peachtree tolive up to its reputation as Atlantas signaturestreet. Working Together for a More Livable Community 4. Community Services yPiedmont Road StudyA fast, frequent and FREE way tomake tracks around Buckhead. Pedestrian Ci P d t i Circulation Study l tiSt dWorking Together for aMore Livable Community 5. I85 / 400 Connector RampsWorking Together for aMore Livable Community 6. I85 Express LanesWorking Together for aMore Livable Community 7. BATMAThe Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA)works cooperatively with community partners to improve mobility,accessibility and air qy quality in Buckhead by sponsoring p gyy pg programs andproviding incentives to encourage commuters to take transit, carpool, vanpool, telework, bike and walk to work. Over 60 businesses Over 20 property management firms Over 3,000 commuters 8. Hidden Costs of Commuting 9. Alternative commute options Carpool Vanpool Transit TeleworkT l k Alternative WorkSchedules Bike W lkWalk 10. Carpool / Vanpool It only takes two or more commutersriding in a personal vehicle to form acarpoolp Carpools are flexible You dont have to carpool everyday An arrangement by which a group of 7 15people commute to work in a van leased by a3rd party provider Have a flat fare of:$75 $90 $100The price includes gas, insurance and maintenance 11. Transit 12. What seems like an The equivalent of:endless stream of cars Is only 88 people 2 Carpoolsin this photo 1 Vanpool 1 Xpress bus 13. Alternative Work ScheduleFlex Time Allows employees to set their own start and finish times for work Allows you to avoid peak commute times and organize your timearound personal needsCompressed Work Week Allows you to shorten your work week by one or more days whileworking your regular number of hoursTelework Teleworking replaces travel to and from work with working at home or anotherlocation on a f ll or part time b il tifull t ti basis Many employees telework only once or twice per week Teleworking is the only commute option that completelyeliminates air pollution and significantly reduces trafficli i till ti d i ifi tld t fficongestion Essential for emergency business continuity plans 14. Bike / Walk Bikes are allowed on MARTA andthe buc Discounted Confident CityCycling classes taught by theAtlanta Bicycle Coalition On average, every minute of walkingcan extend your life by 1.5 to 2minutes Walking an extra 20 minutes eachday will burn off 7 pounds of body fatper year. 15. Incentives First TimersCash for Commuters Carpoolers Vanpoolers, Walkers, Bikers, Teleworkers and Transit Carpoolers, Vanpoolers Walkers Bikers$3/Day Users Earn $3/day up to $100. Log on to track commute Occasional Users Commuter Rewards Log your commute on and get put in drawing to win $25$25/Month Drawing Visa Gift Card The more you log, the more you win. 1/10 chance to win CarpoolExtreme Users Carpoolers automatically receive $20, 40, and $60 gas cards Log at least 30 trips (15 round trips) on$20, $40, $60/MonthVanpool SubsidiesVanpool Subsidy$75, $90, $100Covers half of expenses. Full cost can be $200 or moreIncludes van and maintenance costs Flat Fare/Month Guaranteed Ride Home provides commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike or use transitwith a reliable ride home if an unexpected event occurs up to 5 trips home or to their careach year Provided by the division of the Atlanta Regional Commission Federal funding for the GRH program is provided through the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). 16. Employer ServicesTransportation Plans Provide you with planning materials foremployees and prospective candidates Conduct on-site events: Lunch andLearns, Break room displays, meetyour match events, etc.Free Telework Consulting Help starting or expanding a teleworkprogram with free consulting from anationally recognized consultant withover 25 years experienceFree Commuter Choice Consulting Federal Tax Code allows employers to provide tax-free transit and vanpool benefits fortheir employees up to $230 a month Tax incentive programs can have a positive impact on your payroll tax liability An organization of any size is eligible 17. Livable Buckhead IncBuckhead, Inc.Mission:Livable Buckhead, Inc. strives to ensure thelong term vitality and prosperity of the Buckheadcommunity by working cooperatively withindividuals, public entities and private businessesto integrate into everyday life and businesssustainable strategies that improve theenvironment and quality of life in the community. Programmatic Overview: Sustainability Greenspace Resource Conservation Public Health and Safety S i l and Cultural Vibrancy Social d C ltl Vib H Housing i Access + Mobility Innovation Making Buckhead so very livable 18. GreenspacepBuckhead Greenspace Action Plan: Buckhead is the lowest parked district in the entire city City Councilman Howard Shook spearheaded the initiative for change Working cooperatively with BCID, Buckhead Coalition, and BATMA Making Buckhead so very livable 19. Recycling ygBuckhead Eco Collection: A two day event that was open to Buckhead businesses and residents b i d id t Safely disposed of electronics, unused paint, expired medicines and other items that could not safely be placed in the regular trash pick up Collected over 20,000 lbs of paint Collected over 25,000 lbs of electronicsCommunity-wide Recycling Initiative:y yg Designing a full circle community-wide waste management initiative thatincorporates the philosophy of reduce, reuse, and recycle Establishing uniform recycling criteria throughout the Buckhead community Leveraging the communities collective buying power to procure for recycling andwaste hauling services on a community-wide opt-in basis Developing the recycling program and supporting promotional materials toensure community education ensuring the highest diversion rate possibleMaking Buckheadso very livable 20. Questions? 21. b idthe buc th b Livable Buckhead Ridematchwww.itsmarta.comMARTAwww gctransit com Gwinnet Co. Transit Cowww.xpressga.comXpress Cobb Co. [email protected] [email protected] Scott Cantrell

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