Exciting projects are continuing in the City of Chamblee. In February of 2018, the City was awarded an $80,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to fund a new planning study to explore possibilities to further extend the City’s Rail Trail through Downtown. This new grant will lead to a concept plan for Phase 3 of the rail trail, which will extend the trail eastward from Chamblee Dunwoody Way through the new Town Center project to Ingersoll Rand Drive. The study will also explore possible locations for the rail trail to cross the MARTA tracks to the south of Downtown and extend to New Peachtree Road, as well as to potentially connect with new development at the GM site in Doraville.
This Summer, the City selected Perez Planning + Design, LLC and their design team to develop a concept plan for the Rail Trail Phase 3 Extension. The process is currently underway. An Advisory Committee has been assembled to guide the planning process for this project and for the Multi-Modal Transportation planning project which is happening concurrently, and opportunities for public input are soon approaching. A kickoff meeting to gather public input will be held, in-conjunction with public input for the City's Multi-Modal Transportation Plan, on the following date:
Wednesday, September 26th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm North DeKalb Senior Center 3393 Malone Drive