Grand Designs

Connectivity, walkability and artistry are woven into the vision for Hub404, a half-mile greenspace planned above GA 400. Conceptual drawings show a multipurpose, nine-acre park that will bridge the highway and Lenox Road, connecting to the MARTA Buckhead station and Path 400. The public-private partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District and HUB404 Conservancy is seeking to raise about $270 million for the project, says Anthony Rodriguez, the conservancy’s executive director. Arts installations and cultural experiences are part of the vision for the public space. Work is expected to begin this year engineering the bridges over Lenox Road, with the section over Peachtree Road slated for late 2024. The initial pedestrian bridges at Lenox Road that would serve as the first entrance to the park are scheduled for completion in 2025. Completion of HUB404, depending on fundraising, would take several years, likely not until 2030. The design decisions are guided by mobility, sustainability and biophilic elements connecting to the natural environment. Renderings by Rogers Partners, working with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, show a shaded allée of trees and abundant canopy. “This one spoke to me in a very different way,” says Rodriguez. “It was artistic in and of itself.”

By the Numbers

Chops’ reopening after a 2022 fire allowed Buckhead Life Restaurant Group to recapture its luxurious, rich interiors and expand bar seating, private dining and al fresco options, says chef and co-president Pano Karatassos. Here’s a look at the updated Chops and the downstairs Lobster Bar, with design by The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry.


Seats at Chops, including 40nin the new Plaza Room, a private dining room


Height, in feet, of the ceiling for Chops’ bar expansion with an elevated platform


Length, in feet, of the bar top at Chops


Seats in the Lobster Bar


Number of celebrity photos at Chops and the Lobster Bar


Chandeliers inside Chops and the Lobster Bar