Peachtree Road Streetscape & Rail Trail Extension Segments 1, 5 and 6
Exciting projects are continuing in the City of Chamblee. The City recently kicked off a project to develop the Peachtree Road Streetscape design to determine the best solutions for the roadway, sidewalk, and amenities along the Peachtree Road corridor in the heart of downtown Chamblee, as well as the extensions of the Chamblee Rail Trail. The challenges will be to work within the existing built environment to develop a streetscape and trail plan that transitions and adjusts based on the surrounding context. A substantial length of the Peachtree Road segment is bounded on one side by the railroad and MARTA tracks and on the other by existing buildings.
The project will be broken into overlapping tasks that will navigate the City through a process to work within the constraints and build upon a feasible and successful downtown.
Task 1: Information Gathering/Existing Conditions
Task 2: Concept Development
Task 3: Community Engagement
Task 4: Concept Conclusion
Task 5: Adoption by City Council
Task 6: Construction
Next steps: Implementation
The project formally kicked off in June 2017 with Clark Patterson Lee (CPL) collecting information and developing a schedule for community engagement. Community engagement is critical to any work implemented by the City. There are several ways to participate in the project.
Tell us the kinds of things you would like to see in your City by taking the survey, which will be posted in the near future! Please join us later this year for a Pub Crawl and Critique event — this will be an open house format with stops along the corridor for opportunities to mingle and comment on the initial concept designs. Feel free to stop at any one of the locations at any time during the open house and visit all the stops along the way! Details and dates to follow. The planning phase of the project will run from June until the October. At that time, construction drawings for a portion of the Rail Trail and Peachtree Road will be initiated. That will enable the City to break ground and add to the network already in place. As funds become available, additional segments will move forward to full design documents and construction.
If you have any questions concerning the Peachtree Road Streetscape project please contact Rebecca Keefer, City of Chamblee Deputy Development Director at 470-395-2335.