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District 9 Councilmember Dustin Hillis Introduces Legislation to Help Fund Development of the Chattahoochee River Greenway Plan

Post Date:05/11/2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W. 
Atlanta, GA 30303

CONTACT: 
Talia Moffitt
Public Information Officer – Council Communications 
(404) 546-1835 / (404) 326-6506
tkmoffitt@atlantaga.gov

May 11, 2018

District 9 Councilmember Dustin Hillis Introduces Legislation to Help Fund Development of the Chattahoochee River Greenway Plan

ATLANTA – District 9 Atlanta City Councilmember Dustin Hillis introduced legislation that would help fund the development of the Chattahoochee River Greenway Plan. 

The city of Atlanta is working with Cobb County and the Trust for Public Land to create a master plan for 100 miles of the river valley, extending from Lake Lanier to Chattahoochee Bend State Park.  The city of Atlanta segment of the proposed trail will extend from Marietta Boulevard N.W. to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N.W. and will include a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Chattahoochee River and connect to the Cobb County segment of the trail.

“I believe that parks, greenspace and trail connectivity enrich the lives of city of Atlanta residents,” Hillis said. “I’m very excited about this project and our work to preserve this land for public use.”

Hillis’ legislation authorizes Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Atlanta Regional Commission, Cobb County and the Trust for Public Land to equally fund the required 20 percent local match for the project, amounting to a $100,000 commitment by all three agencies for the $1.5 million plan.

Nearly 3 million people visit the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area each year to enjoy Georgia’s most famous river.

The legislation will be discussed by the Community Development/Human Resources Committee at their 12 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, May 15 in Committee Room 1 at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue S.W. 

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