Published on March 22nd, 2016 |0
Donate to PATH400 by March 31 and double the gift’s value, impact
The nonprofit organization spearheading the greenway project is aiming to maximize the $250,000 grant pledged by the Loudermilk Family Foundation, which will match community donations
received by March 31.
“The generosity of the Loudermilk Family Foundation means every dollar donated for PATH400 will have double the impact. This matching grant is a huge boost for the PATH400 capital campaign, putting us on track to raise half a million dollars in the first quarter, which will help us keep construction moving forward in 2016,” said Kym Estis, director of development for Livable Buckhead.
The PATH400 capital campaign aims to raise $9 million over the next two years in order to complete the 5.2-mile greenway. Two-thirds of the project’s $27 million price tag has already been secured, and nearly 40 percent of the trail is already complete, under construction or mobilizing for construction, Estes explained..
“We’ve got tremendous momentum thanks to our partners,” added Estis. “Now is the time to build on that momentum by bringing in support from Buckhead residents, the business community, neighborhood organizations, and others.”
“I am thrilled to see PATH400 making such great progress, and I was glad to make a donation to see construction keep moving forward,” said Lisa Mason, a Buckhead resident. “PATH400 is already an asset, even with just one segment completely finished. It has turned unused land into a beautiful place for the community to get outdoors with friends and family, which is something that Buckhead desperately needs,” she added.
“I really hope more people will make a donation so Livable Buckhead can get the entire project finished as quickly as possible,” Mason stated.
The PATH400 capital campaign will pay to build PATH400 from North Buckhead to the Lindbergh community, where the greenway will link to the Atlanta BeltLine, the South Fork Conservancy trails leading toward Emory and CDC, and the planned Peachtree Greenway trail.
A recent vote by the city of Sandy Springs has also cleared the way for design work to begin on a segment between the northernmost point of the greenway as it is currently planned and the point where PATH400 is integrated into the Georgia Department of Transportation’s plans for a new I-285/GA 400 interchange. Construction costs for this segment are not included in the current capital campaign.
For more information or to make a donation online, go to the Livable Buckhead website (www.livablebuckhead.org/capitalcampaign).