Published on October 2nd, 2015 |0
2 Buckhead business leaders to co-chair $9M PATH400 funds campaign
Loudermilk, president and CEO of The Loudermilk Companies, is the former president of Buckhead-based Aaron’s and the son of Aaron’s founder and prominent Buckhead civic leader Charlie
Loudermilk. Robin Loudermilk also is a board member of the Buckhead Community Improvement District.
Conway is founder and CEO of Buckhead-based Legendary Events. With a client list containing the who’s who in the corporate, social and charity markets, Legendary Events is one of the fastest-growing, full-service event planning and off-premise catering companies in the Southeast.
PATH400 is a planned 12-foot-wide walkable and bikeable greenway extending from Loridans Drive in North Buckhead and winding southward—largely alongside GA 400—to connect to a future segment of the Atlanta Beltline at Peachtree Creek, near the Lindbergh MARTA station.
When completed, PATH400 will form the spine for much of Buckhead’s greenspace system, linking local and regional parks, cultural, and retail attractions, and providing an outdoor recreation amenity.
“PATH400’s potential impact is incredible, and I am proud to be part of the effort to bring it to fruition,” said Loudermilk.
“Buckhead offers the best of many things, and Livable Buckhead has worked with the city, local groups, and employers to create a community asset for the people who work, live, and visit
Buckhead,” Loudermilk explained. “PATH400 is moving Buckhead forward, strengthening our community, and making Buckhead more livable for the next generation of residents and workers.”
PATH400 is a critical link for connectivity within metro Atlanta’s regional trail network. At the south end, it provides the only connection to the BeltLine, Confluence Trail, and the planned Peachtree Greenway along the creek. On the north end of PATH400, the project goes through the 8-acre Mountain Way Common park and will be adjacent to one of Georgia’s oldest cemeteries, located near Loridans Drive.
“I believe that in a decade we will look back and find it hard to imagine Buckhead without PATH400,” said Conway. “It will be more than just an amenity. It will change the way people move in and around this area, and it will open up exciting opportunities for events and exhibits that add an energizing aspect to life in Buckhead.”
“We are incredibly fortunate to have these highly respected members of the Buckhead community co-chair the PATH400 capital campaign,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable
“Robin and Tony are proven leaders with a strong records of supporting the civic fabric and nonprofit community of Atlanta. We couldn’t be more pleased that they’ve agreed to lend their tremendous talents to this effort,” Starling added.
Livable Buckhead, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the Buckhead community by working cooperatively with individuals, public entities and private businesses to integrate into everyday life and business sustainable strategies that improve the environment and quality of life in the community.
For more information about Livable Buckhead and its programs, visit www.livablebuckhead.org.