City Council approves purchase of key link to PATH 400 trail

PATH-400-SM-logo-finalThe Atlanta City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday allowing the city to purchase temporary and permanent easements and necessary right-of-way to a 60,000-square-foot linear path at 650 Canterbury Road NE.
The city would pay MARTA $176,270 for the property.

The path would provide trail users direct access from the Path 400 trail from Miami Circle north to the Gordon Bynum bridge at the back of Lenox Square.

“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.”

“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. 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 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.