On May 7, 2018, Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST joined Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Office of Resilience, Atlanta City Council and other City leaders to cut the ribbon for the first three miles of the Proctor Creek Greenway.
Speakers included Chief Resilience Officer Stephanie Stuckey; Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Grove Park Neighborhood Association President TJ Austin; Quarry Yards Developer Mark Texeira; Invest Atlanta’s Kwanza Hall; and Councilmember Dustin Hillis (District 9).
“We are only as strong as our partnerships made with our communities and nonprofit partners. This trail is for all of us to enjoy together,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Atlanta TSPLOST contributed $3.6M to fund Phase 1 of the Proctor Creek Greenway project, from Bankhead MARTA Station to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. Once completed, Proctor Creek will be a seven-mile bike and pedestrian trail from Maddox Park to the Chattahoochee River that will provide connectivity to BeltLine Westside Trail, Bankhead MARTA Station, and Westside Quarry Park. Moreover, the Greenway will serve as an entryway to the Chattahoochee River, which currently has no public access via trail within the City limits. When completed, the 7-mile Proctor Creek Greenway will feature 50 acres of linear park and 400 acres of green space.
“Trails are more than debris cleared and concrete laid. They are the connective tissue that bind people together,” shared Chief Resilience Officer Stephanie Stuckey.