After a dizzyingly fast start, the progress on PATH400 in Buckhead ground to a halt early this year, following some unforeseen technical difficulties. But the Buckhead CID now reports that work is back under way and Phase II is still expected to be completed within the next six months, linking Old Ivy and Wieuca roads. By early 2017, the first four phases of the path should be finished, along with two trail segments by private developers in conjunction with construction in the corridor. Eventually, if all pans out, the 5.2-mile trail will connect the southern edge of Sandy Springs with the northern arc of the Beltline.
Striving for more than just a multi-use trail, a la the Beltline, plans call for a new park to be incorporated into Phase II. A steering committee is deciding how best to use the available .65 acres of land, which Liveable Buckhead purchased in 2014 and then sold to the City of Atlanta, according to the Saporta Report.
Despite the delays, the project is coming together much more quickly than its bigger cousin the Beltline to the south. Thanks to the GDOT-provided right-of-way along Ga. Highway 400, private development of segments in the heart of Buckhead and substantial funding from Liveable Buckhead and the Buckhead CID, much of the trail and parklands along the way could be available to the public in the next two years.
· Projects | PATH400 Greenway Trail [Buckhead CID]
· New park in Buckhead to provide access to PATH400, visioning now underway [Saporta Report]
· After Brief Delay, Next Phases of PATH400 Ready to Roll [Curbed Atlanta]