Peachtree Creek Greenway:
A Dream Realized
DeKalb County envisions a bicycle-pedestrian friendly path along the North Fork of Peachtree Creek as part of its county-wide trail network plan.
More than a decade later, local residents establish Peachtree Creek Greenway, Inc., a non-profit organization to advocate for the creation of the Peachtree Creek Greenway along its namesake creek - connecting Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Unincorporated DeKalb, and Doraville.
DeKalb County awards Peachtree Creek Greenway Inc. "Beautification Group of the Year" for Earth Day cleanup along Peachtree Creek.
Brookhaven begins funding design for the city's 3-mile trail. Chamblee rezones Century Center to ensure public access and a pedestrian path along its 1-mile section of Peachtree Creek.
Brookhaven approves trail design and establishes fundraising mechanisms to build the Greenway.
Brookhaven secures millions in revenue stream to build trail from hotel/motel tax and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), one of the city's biggest employers, who is investing millions in the community to redevelop its N. Druid Hills campus.
"Model Mile" groundbreaking occurs after Brookhaven uses the hotel/motel tax to create a $15M revenue bond for Phase 1 construction. PCG becomes a federally-funded transportation project when Atlanta Regional Commission approves $2.7M for Phase 2.
Grand Opening of the first section of the Peachtree Creek Greenway in Brookhaven. The PCG is added to Chamblee's Multi-Modal Transportation Plan. Atlanta's Planning Commissioner, Tim Keane, speaks at PCG's Business Mixer held in Chamblee. Doraville sets aside $450k in SPLOST dollars for PCG.
Atlanta's first section of the paved Greenway near PATH400 and I-85 is funded through the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act. Chamblee adopts the Universal Design Standards of the Peachtree Creek Greenway into their zoning ordinance. DeKalb County Department Directors of Transportation and of Parks/Rec begin ongoing meetings to bring PCG into DeKalb.
Planning begins for Phase 2 of the Greenway in Brookhaven. Further inroads into unincorporated DeKalb County, Chamblee, Atlanta, and Doraville anticipated.