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July 2017

Brookhaven appoints Peachtree Creek Greenway steering committee

Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst appointed members to the Peachtree Creek Steering Committee at the City’s June 29 council meeting. 

The Committee will provide critical oversight and guidance to the PATH Foundation as it completes engineering studies and prepares final construction documents for Phase I of the Peachtree Creek Greenway. This phase runs approximately 1.25 miles from North Druid Hills Road to Briarwood Road.

“While the initial planning documents for the Greenway provided us with considerable public commentary, this last step will truly benefit from the expertise we have here in Brookhaven,” said Mayor Ernst.  “We are fortunate to have such highly-qualified individuals who are willing to donate their time to represent the community and provide feedback during this very exciting stage.”

Appointees are:

  • Nathaniel Coles, Assistant Director of Facility Operations, The Salvation Army

  • Delores Crowell, Director - Intergovernmental Affairs, DeKalb County Government

  • Betsy Eggers, Chair, Peachtree Creek Greenway LLC

  • Kim Gokce,  President Cross Keys Foundation, Founding Member Cross Keys Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative, Member Brookhaven Governor’s Commission

  • Marc Reich, General Manager, REI Outdoor Gear

  • Robert Turner, Board Member, Briarwood Park Conservancy, Million Mile Greenway, and Ronald McDonald House Charities August 2016--Council Adopts Peachtree Creek Greenway Master Plan

 

April 2017

Brookhaven approves contract  for Peachtree Creek Watershed Improvement Plan

In light of the development of the Peachtree Creek Greenway plan, and the steps necessary to protect and preserve the North Fork of Peachtree Creek, City Council approved a contract with Sustainable Water Solutions and Engineering, LLC at their April 12 meeting to develop a Watershed Improvement Plan.  As the City moves forward into engineering and development of the Greenway, the WIP demonstrates the City's recognition of the importance of the Creek and the tremendous asset it will become if properly protected and restored as part of the ongoing development of the Greenway and the Buford Highway corridor.

The scope calls for evaluation and water quality testing throughout 2017 with public input meetings this year and next.  Submission of findings to City Council is scheduled for Spring, 2018.  

 

March 2017

Brookhaven signs contract with PATH Foundation for Peachtree Creek Engineering, Phase I

City Council voted to engage the PATH Foundation to conduct engineering for Phase I of the Peachtree Creek Greenway at their March 14 meeting. 

Since its inception, PATH has developed over 270 miles of trail throughout Georgia and has become a nationally recognized model for trail-building success. Their  linear parks and transportation systems have become part of the landscape in both urban and rural areas.  Notable trail projects include, The Silver Comet, Stone Mountain, Lionel Hampton, South Peachtree Creek, Westside, Arabia Mountain, Chastain Park, Whetstone Creek, South River Trails, Path 400, Path Parkway (Georgia Tech), and partnership with the Atlanta Beltline among others.

Phase I engineering includes sections 3, 4 & 5 of the Plan, stretching from North Druid Hills Road to Briarwood Road. This 1.25 mile piece is the central link in Brookhaven's  2.9 miles of the Peachtree Creek Greenway Trail. The entire trail is envisioned to run from the confluence of the north and south forks of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta through Chamblee, Doraville and unincorporated DeKalb.  For more information on the entire trail, visit www.peachtreecreek.org

August 2016

The Brookhaven City Council votes to adopt Peachtree Creek Greeenway Master Plan

Heath & Lineback Engineers presented the Master Plan for the Peachtree Creek Greenway (formerly North Fork Peachtree Creek Greenway). The plan presents a framework for constructing an integrated system of multi-use and natural trails along the North Fork of Peachtree Creek.

Final Peachtree Creek Greenway Master Plan*:

  1. Introduction
  2. Existing Conditions Analysis
  3. Proposed Greenway Master Plan
  4. Implementation Plan
  5. Appendix
  6. Conceptual Map

* note that files may take a few minutes to download due to document size.

The North Fork begins just outside I-285 and generally follows I-85 until it joins the South Fork of Peachtree Creek near the Lindbergh MARTA station.

The goal of the greenway is to provide residents with close-to-home and close-to-work access to bicycle and pedestrian trails, serve transportation and recreation needs, and help encourage quality of life and sustainable economic growth.

North Fork Peachtree Creek

 

Click here for an archive of past Peachtree Creek Greenway presentations and meetings.