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Project Profile: Crescent Avenue Streetscape Upgrades Project, Atlanta, Georgia

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Caption: A rendering of the Crescent Avenue Streetscape Upgrades Project.
Source: Credit to the Midtown Alliance

Project Name Crescent Avenue Streetscape Upgrades Project
Location Atlanta, GA
Project Sponsor / Borrower Midtown Alliance
Program Areas Value Capture
Value Capture Techniques Special Assessment, Community Improvement District
Mode Local Road (Pedestrian / Bicycle)

Atlanta’s Crescent Avenue quickly transformed from a quiet street to a booming restaurant and entertainment district. However, increased foot traffic and deliveries deteriorated the landscape and damaged sidewalks.

To improve the area, the city replaced cracked sidewalks including heavy-duty sidewalks in key areas; completed lighting and pavement repairs; designated truck delivery and taxi stand areas; installed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant ramps; planted trees along the street; and added groundcover. Crews also improved parking and loading zones, and replaced ADA ramps, pavement, lighting, crosswalks, and striping. The project was completed by making improvements to sewers and adding a pocket park in the district.



Funding Sources
  • Midtown Improvement District
Project Delivery / Contract Method Design-Bid-Build
Private Partner Lord Aeck Sargent (Design)
Project Advisors / Consultants Lord Aeck Sargent (Design)
Lenders N/A
Duration / Status Construction was completed from October through December 2016.
Financial Status/Financial Performance The project is part of the alliance's multi-year, $82 million Midtown Cityscapes program and received $145,000 from the Midtown Improvement District.
  • Community improvement district leveraged Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank loans and grants
  • Crews improved parking and loading zones, and replaced ADA ramps, pavement, lighting, crosswalks, and striping
  • Addition of a pocket park in the district.
Related Links / Articles
Contact Name Dan Hourigan
Title Director, Transportation & Sustainability, Midtown Alliance
Phone # N/A
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