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Join Livable Buckhead and SweetWater Brewing Company for Beneficial Brews on June 7

Taste a limited-edition custom brew and support PATH400, Buckhead sustainability programs

ATLANTA – May 25, 2017 – Like Beer? Want a better Buckhead? We’ve got the event for you. On Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., SweetWater Brewing Company is donating a portion of the proceeds from its taproom tours to support Livable Buckhead. For $12, you get a souvenir pint glass and tastes of 36 oz. of SweetWater brews, including a limited edition special cask – named SustainaBrew – created especially for Livable Buckhead and only available at the June 7 event.

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Urban Agriculture and Community Engagement Take Root on PATH400

Livable Buckhead and Office of Sustainability install planter beds for community gardens

ATLANTA – April 28, 2017 – A new kind of greenspace has come to PATH400: community gardens. When construction on the segment of PATH400 between Sidney Marcus Rd. and Miami Circle began about 18 months ago, crews discovered that residents of the Atlanta Housing Authority’s nearby Marian Road highrise had been using a tucked-away piece of land to grow vegetables. PATH400’s leaders were inspired to take this “guerilla gardening” to the next level and made plans to create a community garden space on the trail.
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Livable Buckhead Announces First Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Next PATH400 Segment

Public invited for sneak peek of Miami Circle to Gordon Bynum Bridge segment

ATLANTA – February 23, 2017 – With construction on the next segment of PATH400 set to begin, Livable Buckhead has announced the first public, behind-the-scenes tour of what promises to be one of the greenway’s most captivating sections. Read more

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PATH400 Reaches Half-Way Mark, Carries Momentum into 2017

ATLANTA – January 24, 2017 – Just three years after breaking ground, PATH400SM has reached 50 percent completion with 2.5 miles of trail now open to the public. The two newest segments – one between Sidney Marcus Dr. and Miami Circle, the other between Old Ivy Rd. and Wieuca Rd. – officially opened to the […]

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PATH400 Wins Golden Shoe Award from PEDS

Pedestrian advocacy organization recognizes Livable Buckhead, Buckhead CID, and PATH Foundation for creating walkable connections ATLANTA – November 3, 2016 – PEDS, metro Atlanta’s pedestrian advocacy organization, presented Golden Shoe Awards on October 25 to people, projects and places that are making communities throughout metro Atlanta and elsewhere in Georgia safe and inviting places to […]

Former McClatchey School Site Acquired for Greenspace Along PATH400

Livable Buckhead partners with City of Atlanta for purchase of 1.55 acres

August 18, 2016 – ATLANTA – For the second time this month Livable Buckhead has partnered with Councilman Howard Shook and the City of Atlanta Parks Department to add greenspace acreage to Buckhead, this time at a key site at PATH400’s northern end.  Livable Buckhead has brokered the acquisition of the 1.55-acre site where D.F. McClatchey School used to stand before it was torn down to make way for GA 400. The parcel is adjacent to the Lowery-Stephens Cemetery, presenting an opportunity to integrate the historic site into the user experience along this future segment of PATH400.

“We originally intended to get a small part of the site as an easement for PATH400, but we jumped at the opportunity to add the whole site to the parks inventory instead,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “The combination of the McClatchey acreage and Lowery-Stephens Cemetery opens up some exciting opportunities for activating this area in a way that honors Buckhead history while keeping the forested buffer for the adjacent neighbors. We’re looking forward to working with the surrounding neighborhood to develop a vision for what can be accomplished here.”

The McClatchey School site is the latest acquisition in pursuit of the Buckhead Collection plan’s goal of 106 acres of additional greenspace. Atlanta City Councilman Howard Shook — who is working to ensure each of his constituents is within walking distance of a park – was instrumental in creating the Buckhead Collection and secured the City of Atlanta funding to purchase the McClatchey property from Atlanta Public Schools.

For more information about Livable Buckhead, PATH400 and the Buckhead Collection, visit www.livablebuckhead.org.

Livable Buckhead Sails Past $250,000 Goal, Matches Gift from Loudermilk Family Foundation

Commercial real estate companies, Buckhead residents and public entities chip in to raise first $605K toward $9 million PATH400 capital campaign goal

ATLANTA – May 5, 2016 – In response to a generous matching gift from the Loudermilk Family Foundation, Livable Buckhead issued a call to help raise $250,000 for the construction of PATH400.SM Today Livable Buckhead announced that the community responded enthusiastically, pushing the nonprofit organization well past its goal and securing a total of $605,000 for PATH400.

“We’ve exceeded expectations right out of the gate,” said David Lanier, senior managing director of CBRE and a member of the PATH400 capital campaign committee. “That’s exactly the kind of momentum that we need, and we’re already hard at work, building on this success and bringing even more supporters on board for PATH400.”

Collaboration between the public and private sectors has been a hallmark of PATH400 since project planning began in 2011. That theme continues in the capital campaign as well, with the City of Atlanta joining private companies and individuals on the donor list. Individual donations accounted for 73 percent of gifts received, and included gifts as small as $25.

“Reaching this goal represents much more than simply raising the first half million dollars toward our $9 million goal,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Every single donor type that we reached out to responded with a strong show of support. Residents, employers, neighborhood organizations, commercial property owners and even Buckhead commuters jumped in to help us meet the match for this gift, which is a great indicator of just how wide the base of support for PATH400 is.”

The Loudermilk donation is the first major gift to the campaign, which is raising the remaining $9 million to complete construction on PATH400. Livable Buckhead and the project’s lead partners, PATH Foundation and the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), have already raised two-thirds of the total $27 million project cost through partnerships with the City of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Transportation, and several other entities.

Funds raised through the capital campaign for PATH400 will be used to link sections of the greenway to create 5.2 contiguous miles, including sections at the north end that will provide access to Mountain Way Common and ultimately link to the City of Sandy Springs. Sections on the south end will improve community access to MARTA and other transit as well as provide a critical connection to the BeltLine and the regional trail network for the nearly 250,000 residents, commuters, and visitors in Buckhead on a daily basis.

“I am very glad the Loudermilk Family Foundation can support Livable Buckhead’s efforts to expand the donor base for PATH400. While we should be immensely proud of the strong start for the campaign, we still have much to do,” said PATH400 capital campaign co-chair Robin Loudermilk. “Community support for this project is essential to its success and speaks volumes to the philanthropic community and other partners.”

For more information about PATH400 or to sign up to receive project updates, visit livablebuckhead.org.