A proposed redevelopment of the Peachtree Street corridor includes bringing back streetcars. I suppose it would help move foot traffic along Peachtree, but I think the idea is more aesthetic – which is really cool.
The plan includes two streetcar lines that would cost up to $450 million. The longest, a 15-mile stretch from Brookhaven in the north to the Fort McPherson area in the south, would cut through Buckhead, Midtown, downtown and the emerging Castleberry Hill district.
A separate four-mile line would circulate in the downtown area among hotels and tourist attractions, from the Georgia Aquarium to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District.
It’s unclear whether MARTA or some other entity would build and operate the streetcar system.