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Brookhaven Could Create Multi-Use Trail with a Beltline Tie-in

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City council to mull master plan at August meeting

The City of Brookhaven just released plans to create a 2.7-mile multi-use trail along the north fork of Peachtree Creek as part of a 12-mile total effort called Peachtree Creek Greenway that would link with the Atlanta Beltline.

A map on the city’s website shows the layout for the Peachtree Creek Greenway at Brookhaven (formerly North Fork Peachtree Creek Greenway), which could provide residents with close-to-home and close-to-work trail access as well as bicycle and pedestrian trails.

Brookhaven’s portion of the Peachtree Creek Greenway would be a key piece of the overall 12-mile stretch, which is a multi-municipality effort that includes Chamblee, Dekalb County, and Doraville. A grassroots group is helping support the effort.

According to the city’s website, it could also "serve transportation and recreation needs and help encourage quality of life and sustainable economic growth."

The trail begins just outside I-285, roughly following I-85 until it joins the South Fork of Peachtree Creek near the Lindbergh MARTA station.

Heath & Lineback Engineers was selected to develop the Peachtree Creek Greenway Master Plan, with an objective to develop a framework for building an integrated system of multi-use and nature trails along the North Fork of Peachtree Creek.

So what's the next step in moving this thing forward?

The Brookhaven City Council could adopt the master plan for the city's portion of the greenway at an Aug. 23 meeting, following a presentation by the engineering firm.

For a detailed look at the draft master plan, head right over here.