Mountain Way Common, a developing park along the banks of Little Nancy Creek in north Buckhead, is kicking off 2018 by adding an important piece of land. Friends of Mountain Way Common and Livable Buckhead have announced that Mid Broadwell Partnership has generously donated a 0.56-acre parcel at the corner of N. Ivy Rd. and Mountain Dr., creating an opportunity to add new features to the park.
“The community has wanted to add this land to Mountain Way Common for years,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, which facilitated the donation. “Its location across the street from the main gateway makes it a perfect place to add a feature that invites people into the park and raises its overall visibility. We are really grateful to Mid Broadwell Partnership for this donation.”
The donation was initiated years ago when Dan Weede, the former executive director of Friends of Mountain Way Common, approached Robert Green about the possibility of purchasing the land. Green and the other members of Mid Broadwell Partnership — the estate of Jack Bradford and Gordon Mosley — decided to donate the land instead, and Livable Buckhead facilitated the process in the closing months of 2017.
Livable Buckhead and Friends of Mountain Way Common will soon begin to make plans for integrating the space. The 2012 Mountain Way Common conceptual plan identifies the parcel for use as a playground, gathering and eating, and restroom facilities.
“Dan Weede was the spark for this, and it’s encouraging to see his continuing influence on Mountain Way Common even after he has left his leadership position,” Starling added.
The expansion of Mountain Way Common is the latest acquisition in pursuit of the Buckhead Collection plan’s goal of 106 acres of additional greenspace. The Buckhead Collection, initiated by Atlanta City Councilman Howard Shook, is the plan for an interconnected network of parks, trails and greenspaces. Livable Buckhead is implementing the plan, and has added approximately 34 acres of greenspace since 2011.