PATH400, a planned 5.2-mile trail along Georgia 400, stands to provide a breath of fresh air to a district ranked dead last in the city for park space per capita.
Phase One (B), a half-mile stretch that has taken space from Lenox Road and widened a five-foot sidewalk to twelve feet, should be complete by year’s end. Phase Two (A), which was scheduled to break ground this summer, will include replacing metal sound wall panels with quieter acrylic ones and windows. Future phases will include amenities like intersections along the MARTA line (C) and the installation of community gardens (D). So far, organizers—Livable Buckhead, the PATH Foundation, and the Buckhead CID—have put together about half of the estimated $12 million that it will take to finish the project, which will extend south to Peachtree Creek, where it will link up with the BeltLine.
This article originally appeared in our September 2014 issue under the headline “Breathing Room.”