PATH400 Set to Receive $12.66 Million in City, Federal Funding

TSPLOST and proposed TIP funding to complete 5.2-mile greenway in Buckhead

ATLANTA – December 18, 2017 – Today, Livable Buckhead announced that it has reached a major milestone in the development of PATH400SM, identifying funding to complete the 5.2-mile greenway in Buckhead. The funding will come from a combination of city and federal sources. Atlanta City Council voted to allot $5 million in TSPLOST funding to the project, while the Atlanta Regional Commission included $7.42 million in its transportation improvement program project list that allocates funding from the Federal Highway Administration.  Another $240,000 in Federal Highway funds are slated for design of a PATH400 extension from Loridans Dr. to the Sandy Springs city limit.

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Naughty or Nice?

Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, gives us the dirt on PATH400 progress.
denise and will path400-smI have some great news to share with you today – it appears that PATH400 was on Santa’s NICE list this year! How do I know? Well, we just received the best kind of present – the one you never want to return – cold hard cash – and a lot of it! 

Just how much cash you might ask? (How rude – didn’t your Mama tell you it isn’t nice to talk about money?) Oh well – let’s be tacky anyway.

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Peachtree Creek Cleanup

Peachtree Creek Cleanup
November 4th, 2017

Livable Buckhead, CH@RM, South Fork Conservancy, Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission and Peachtree Creek Greenway are teaming up for a Peachtree Creek clean-up. Volunteers will remove litter and debris, and will perform some trail maintenance and light infrastructure improvements to the trail. The effort will focus on Peachtree Creek, improving overall water quality and bringing awareness of and involvement in the preservation of our local creek and water resources.

 Volunteers can sign up to participate via Hands On Atlanta’s website


Trails, Tails and Ales

Trails, Tails and Ales
November 4, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm


 PATH400 is going to the dogs!

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News – October 2017

 Sandy Springs Extension: Our neighbors to the north are moving forward on the design for the PATH400 connector between the original 5.2 miles in Buckhead and the part that goes through the middle of the 285/400 interchange. This 2.1 mile missing link will run from Loridans right through the former toll plaza and all the way up to Glenridge Drive. Sandy Springs residents got a peek at initial design concepts, and they were enthusiastic about PATH400 coming to their neighborhood. For more information on this part of PATH400 and to learn about public meetings, contact Dan Coffer

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Construction update – October 2017

Great news! After several months of wearing people down with my best squeaky wheel routine, we have received approval from Norfolk Southern to get moving on the next phase, from Miami Circle to the back of Lenox Square. We still have to clear pre-construction meetings with both the railroad and MARTA and then you will see some good old fashioned dirt movin’ going on! We have also received our final approvals to move forward with construction on the Adina section from Lindbergh to Garson. We will build these two at the same time to maximize efficiencies. Read more

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Construction Update

I am happy to report that we will be getting a little construction underway in the next few weeks. It is a small part, on Adina between Lindbergh and Garson, but it is one more bite of the 5.2-mile elephant.  

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Outdoor October

Outdoor October – October in Buckhead…the heat of the summer is a memory but the chill of winter is still on the horizon. Warm days, cool evenings make it the perfect time to outside. And for Buckhead getting outside should include getting on PATH400.
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Time to get bendy on PATH400

21032665_1664918500198571_3144117495052974309_nStarting with a kick-off event on September 23rd, every Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon, PATH400 under the Buckhead wall will host a free yoga class. The sessions will be led by Out of the Box Yoga and lululemon Atlanta will provide water stations.

Yoga is great for reducing stress and allowing for greater relaxation. The program restores balance by helping to strengthen your body, calm your mind, regain your focus and improve self-confidence. Regular practitioners experience healthier, happier living with reduced anxiety, increased tolerance and mindfulness.

September 23 (kick-off event)
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Location: On PATH400 in front of the Buckhead wall on Lenox Road.

Attendees who don’t walk or ride MARTA can park at the Prominence in Buckhead building free of charge. All levels of yogis can attend – beginner to serious to kids, and is open to everyone. You will need to bring your mats, water bottles and a towel.

Let’s see if we can get a mile of yoga!


Reflections of an Intern

20170717_112106-instagram-smGuest Column by Abby Kingsley

It has been almost two months since I concluded my internship at Livable Buckhead (LBI), and I learned more in my time here than I have in entire semesters. As a student of economics and political science, I have always been interested in the non-profit sector and sustainability, but I had no idea what each field entailed. Through this internship, I have learned the intricacies of what it means to be a non-profit and witnessed the intense legwork required to implement sustainability programs.

Going in I had very few expectations. Despite my lack of experience, I was overly-confident that I could handle anything thrown at me. To my surprise, I immediately found myself out of my depth. It did not take long for me to realize that I had entered a completely unfamiliar world. Every day I would encounter mysterious acronyms that coincided with my projects. Words like ABBC (Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge) and CID (Community Improvement District) suddenly meant something and were part of everyday speech. With each new project, I was able to understand a little more of their code and eventually apply it myself.

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