Rail Trail Phase 3 Extension Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)
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 Chamblee. 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 mixed-use development at the former GM site in Doraville.
In Summer 2018, the city selected Perez Planning + Design, LLC and their design team to develop a concept plan for the Rail Trail Phase 3 Extension. Perez Planning + Design, LLC and members of their design team also developed the concept plan for the Rail Trail Phase 2 Extension, which was adopted by the Mayor and City Council in Fall of 2016. An Advisory Committee has been assembled to guide the planning process for the Rail Trail Phase 3 Extension project and the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan project, which is happening concurrently. The Advisory Committee had its initial meeting on September 20th, 2018 and will meet again in late-October.
Opportunities for public input have begun! The first public meeting was held on September 26th to get community input from residents and business owners on both projects. The next opportunity for public input will be at Taste of Chamblee, where city staff and the consultant will be present to discuss the project and gather community input to further shape the plan.
Public Input Opportunity at Taste of Chamblee
Saturday, October 6, 2018
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Multi-Modal Transportation Plan Booth in front of City Hall
Please visit the Taste of Chamblee website for more information