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Piedmont Park Conservancy Policy on
Development Surrounding Piedmont Park

Our Mission: To facilitate and contribute to the renewal and preservation of Piedmont Park as a vital, healthy green space and as a cultural and recreational resource that enhances the quality of life for all Atlantans.

•  Within an increasingly urban environment, Piedmont Park performs a vital role as a major green oasis. Piedmont Park Conservancy recognizes the importance of the Park as a regional and civic asset to the citizens of Atlanta
•  The Conservancy believes preserving and enhancing the Park and the Park experience for all Atlantans is critical to its mission and to the City of Atlanta.
•  The Conservancy understands that development surrounding Piedmont Park will occur over time.
•  The Conservancy has worked with the City, numerous stakeholders and neighbors to develop a Park master plan that anticipates growth of the City, expansion of the Park, and the creation of additional green space, trails, pedestrian access
and transit.

With respect to preserving and enhancing the Park experience for all, the Conservancy believes that any development, public or private, surrounding the current or future Park should consider, weigh and apply the following principles:

1.  Any development of or improvements to buildings or structures surrounding Piedmont Park should consider height, massing and scale to insure no major interruptions of sunlight to the Park.
2.  Any development of or improvements to buildings or structures surrounding the Park should be designed to prevent park users from feeling isolated, unsafe, or uncomfortable within the Park.
3.  Any development surrounding the Park should enhance the pedestrian level experience. It is preferable that any buildings or structures should provide usable residential or commercial space at the pedestrian level facing the park, and provide visible building facades that are architecturally pleasing and compatible with
the Park.
4.  Any public or private projects surrounding the Park should be closely coordinated and consistent with the Park master plan.
5.  Any public or private projects surrounding the Park should enhance mobility and accessibility to the Park consistent with the Park master plan.
6.  Any public or private projects surrounding the Park must understand the fragile nature of the park environment and include protective measures to safeguard the park from negative impact such as storm water runoff, sewage overflows, etc.

Piedmont Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization that operates in partnership with the city of Atlanta to preserve and restore Piedmont Park by means of a Memorandum of Understanding adopted by City Council in 1992. Founded in 1989, Piedmont Park Conservancy arose from private initiative when a group of civic and corporate leaders launched a rebuilding effort for Piedmont Park through private support. Today the Conservancy, in collaboration with the City, raises funds for and manages park capital improvements, maintenance, security, and programs.

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Piedmont Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 7795
Atlanta, GA 30357-0795
404.875.7275 (PARK)
404.875.0530 fax
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