Parks/Trails/Greenspaces PATH400 Overlook Park2

Published on March 17th, 2016 |

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LBI plans to add PATH400 ‘Overlook Park’ at Peachtree Creek

Livable Buckhead’s board Wednesday saw a rough sketch of what Executive Director Denise Starling described as a “fantastic overlook park along Peachtree Creek” on Garson Drive in south

View looking south from the Old Ivy construction area of PATH400.

View looking south from the Old Ivy construction area of PATH400.

Buckhead—where PATH400 will hook up with the BeltLine and a network of trails from DeKalb County.

“The idea is to activate Peachtree Creek there,” Starling explained. “We are now working to secure grant funds to develop the park,” which she described as an exciting project to highlight the southern gateway to PATH400.

Actually, there has been a lot of recent activity involving PATH400 on the south end of Buckhead in the Lindbergh area.

“We have completed two segments on the southern half of PATH400 in Lindbergh, one on Garson Drive between Adina and Piedmont Road, and another along Morosgo Way, where Greystar has incorporated PATH400 into its Elan Lindbergh Apartments,” Starling reported.

She also told the LBI board, “We have received the right-of-entry agreement from the city of Atlanta that will allow us to begin construction on the segment between Sidney Marcus Boulevard and Miami Circle.” She said construction should begin within 30 days and take about 10 months to build.

Starling was perhaps even more excited to report on progress being made on the north end of the PATH400 greenway trail between Old Ivy and Wieuca Road. She reported that the Old Ivy end of that segment is really taking shape. All of the modular block walls are installed and the grade is at its finished elevation, so you can see

Photo shows where the PATH400 construction crew has broken through the sound wall for the one-mile trail section to Wieuca Road.

PATH400 construction crew breaks through the sound wall for the one-mile trail section to Wieuca Road.

what it will be like.

But Starling may have been most excited announcing that crews had broken through the sound wall allowing for the connection of two ends together with a one-mile stretch of continuous trail. She said a chute will be created through the wall to provide for the trail while maintaining the sound buffer for neighboring homes.

“We are projecting a completion date of November 2016, but so far Mother Nature has been giving us a lot of challenges,” Starling said during the open public segment of the LBI board’s meeting. She said the amount of rainfall fell off in January but returned heavily in February.

Of the Old Ivy to Wieuca segment, Starling reported that initial grading work is now largely complete and construction is well underway.

“We have made some adjustments to the design, softening the grades to make it a more comfortable walk, curving the trail where it meets Old Ivy Road (like with Phase I) to enhance safety, and slightly modifying alignment on the Wieuca end to avoid soft soils along the slope to the highway,” she explained.

Starling announced that near Wieuca Road there will be a 14-foot-tall wall constructed that will include five bulb-out pads for art installations.

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    One Response to LBI plans to add PATH400 ‘Overlook Park’ at Peachtree Creek

    1. Thomas says:

      The existing “path” from Lindbergh to Cheshire Bridge is soo poorly maintained that it already fits the definition of “urban blight.” It looks more like a landfill than a park. Developing this project without the financial commitment to maintain it will only diminish Buckhead.

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