The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), which owns much of the land on which PATH400 is being built, has given its approval to plans for the entire 5.2-mile trail. GDOT had previously approved only the half-mile section currently under construction between Lenox and Old Ivy roads.
About 40 percent of the project funding has been secured, thanks in large part to $5 million provided by the PATH Foundation and the Buckhead Community Improvement District. Livable Buckhead and the PATH Foundation, which is managing construction of the trail, will mobilize to begin building phase two within a month.
In partnership with the city of Atlanta, Livable Buckhead also recently brokered the acquisition of 519 Old Ivy Road, a one-acre site adjacent to the section of PATH400 currently under construction. The home formerly belonged to Geoffrey and Sharon Kridel, longtime Buckhead residents, and will be demolished to make way for a neighborhood park. The addition of the Kridels’ property allows for an improved trail connection to Old Ivy.