Parks/Trails/Greenspaces The entry point on Lenox Road to the currently completed north section of PATH400.

Published on May 17th, 2016 |

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City to help fund PATH400 trail link from Miami Circle to Lenox Square

The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved Monday the purchase of temporary and permanent easements and necessary right-of-way to a 60,000-square-foot linear path at 650 Canterbury Road NE that allows a critical connection to PATH400 near Lenox Square.

This map shows the various stages of PATH400 construction and dates for completion of the stages.

This map shows the various stages of PATH400 construction and dates for completion of the stages.

The city would pay MARTA $176,270 for the property, which would provide trail users direct access from the PATH400 Trail to and from Miami Circle north to the Gordon Bynum bridge at the back of Lenox Square mall.

“We are excited to put in place yet another piece of this important green space project for the City of Atlanta,” said District 6 City Councilmember Alex Wan.

“This investment, alongside those also being made by our collaborative partners in this vision, provides further connectivity and amenities for our pedestrians, cyclists, runners and other users of the trail,” Wan added.

“PATH400 is where it is today because of the many partnerships that exist to make it happen,” said Denise Starling, Executive Director Livable Buckhead which is spearheading the project.

“The City of Atlanta was one of our founding partners and continues to be a great supporter,” Starling added. “Today’s Council action is just one more demonstration of their commitment and I am very appreciative of their efforts.”

The purchase is a partnership with the City of Atlanta, Park Pride and Livable Buckhead.  Park Pride and LBI are both contributing $100,000 (each) in addition to the $176,270 the city is contributing.

Several other agencies and organizations are involved in the development of PATH400, including Georgia Department of Transportation, the city of Atlanta, MARTA, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit B, and Trees Atlanta.

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