Poncey Highland Master Plan

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The Poncey Highland Master Plan was published April 29, 2010

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Introduction
In many ways Poncey-Highland is one of Atlanta’s model neighborhoods. With its fine grained mix of housing types and businesses, its walkable, human-scaled streets, and a desire to thoughtfully accommodate growth, Poncey-Highland offers both a glimpse of Atlanta’s historic urbanism and a way of neighborhood building that is increasingly key to addressing today’s urban challenges.

This master plan is a community-based vision for guiding growth and change in the neighborhood.  It calls for doing so in a way that preserves and builds on neighborhood strengths, addresses challenges and weaknesses, and takes full advantage of Poncey-Highland’s potential.  The study area includes all of Poncey-Highland.

It is bounded on the north by Ponce de Leon Avenue, on the east by Moreland Avenue, on the
south by Freedom Parkway, and on the west by the BeltLine. This area is approximately 241 acres
or 0.37 square miles in area. 

Master Plan Goals
The goals of this master plan are to:

  • Define what Poncey-Highland should be in 25, or even 50, years.
  • Encourage a diverse and sustainable mix of housing, employment, shopping, and open space.
  • Accommodate and encourage smart growth and redevelopment while protecting the neighborhood character, businesses, and residents.
  • Improve the neighborhood’s aesthetics.
  • Leverage BeltLine-related growth to foster improvements throughout the neighborhood.
  • Create a stronger identity and character for Poncey-Highland.

It is was with these community-based goals in mind
that the master planning effort has been guided.

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