The new logo for the Georgia 400 trail. It will now be known as PATH400.

A proposed trail along Georgia 400 has a new name.

On May 10, Livable Buckhead announced the trail will be called PATH400, a name that reflects the involvement of the nonprofit PATH Foundation in the project.

The Buckhead Community Improvement District is also involved with the trail.

PATH400 is a planned 5-mile trail running parallel to Georgia 400 that will begin at Loridans Drive and connect to the Atlanta BeltLine. Construction is expected to begin in early 2014, and the press release said Livable Buckhead will soon begin its fundraiser to for the trail. In January, Livable Buckhead reported the estimated expense would be around $10 million.

Denise Starling, Executive Director of Livable Buckhead, said in the press release that the new name is an “exciting milestone.”

“Maps and renderings and plans are great, but seeing the first sign for the trail really brings home the fact that PATH400 is on its way,” Starling said. “After two years of meeting and planning, we have our first tangible piece of the trail, and it feels pretty great.”

Gordon Certain, President of the North Buckhead Civic Association, said PATH400 is a “good name” for the trail that will run through north Buckhead.

Certain said that the project still has critics who are concerned about the impact on nearby residents. Livable Buckhead has been engaged in a lengthy outreach process to address those concerns.

“It’s an exciting project and it has strong support in my neighborhood with some people that are quite concerned about it,” Certain said.

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com