Commercial Row Commons


Atlanta, Georgia


.25 acres


Midtown Alliance


Willie Cole, Sculptor


Pocket park, public art integration, walkability, street activation

Sylvatica collaborated with Midtown Alliance to turn a sidewalk into a larger, vibrant pocket park. At the corner of Peachtree Place and Peachtree Street in the heart of Midtown, Commercial Row Commons is a prototype for urban street activation. By doubling the pedestrian space and adding seating, planting and public art, the parklet provides a welcome respite from busy Peachtree Street. A cable catenary system provides an overhead framework for visiting works of environmental sculpture, while a distinctive bronze sculpture on the corner draws pedestrians into the space.

Willie Cole, Sculptor of “The Sole Sitter”

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