The newly-formed Buckhead Condo Alliance (BCA) has filed incorporation papers with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, and has been officially admitted to the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods (BCN).

The alliance currently has members in seven buildings along Peachtree Road on its roster: 2828 Peachtree, Alhambra, The Carlyle, Concorde, Crestwood, Gallery and Peachtree Residences.

During the recent BCN meeting, spokesman Robert Bush, vice-president of the new condo alliance, said the BCA currently represents around 800 owners in the seven buildings.

“We’ve been meeting for a year, and the condos along Peachtree Road have a lot of common issues,” said Bush, who lives at The Carlyle.

He said residents were concerned about noise, development and traffic along the corridor, and wanted to have a voice in decision-making and planning issues.

However, Bush said the city of Atlanta might not recognize the BCA since the member condos are located in two different Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU) and Atlanta City Council districts.

District 8 City Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean said she believed the BCA was worth exploring since there are more and more “vertical communities” being built.

“The Buckhead Condo Alliance is treading new ground here, but I say ‘go for it,’” Adrean said at the BCN meeting.

Bush said the group originally wanted to form as a NPU, but that was denied by the city.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.