Promoters of trails along Ga. 400 have raised less than half the money they need for the project, but have identified potential sources that could provide about three-fourths of the funds, says the executive director of Liveable Buckhead Inc.
Denise Starling, the non-profit group’s executive director, said in an email that the 4.5-mile trail is expected to cost about $8.5 million.
Starling said the organization has commitments of $3 million from the PATH Foundation, $220,000 from the Buckhead Community Improvement District, $200,000 from the city and the proceeds from the Buckhead Business Association’s “Bucks on the Street” campaign, which has produced about $50,000 so far.
The Buckhead CID has identified another possible $3 million, she said, but those funds are “not in the bag.”
Still, she said, “there is a very good probability we will have a hiking/running/biking trail in the Ga. 400 corridor through the heart of Buckhead in a few years.”