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Monday, September 8, 2008

New Rail-Trail/Greenway in Athens!

Great news in the ABH today!

Athens-Clarke officials are beginning to plan a new park and trail north of downtown Athens.

The $1 million Pulaski Creek Greenway would link the Athens Community Council on Aging, the Bethel Midtown Village housing project and the Pulaski Heights and Newtown neighborhoods, the Denney Tower retirement home, Lay Park and the North Oconee River Greenway.

"It gets into all the interconnectivity we've been talking about for years," said Kent Kilpatrick, interim director of the Athens-Clarke Leisure Services Department.

Officials will show preliminary plans to the Athens-Clarke Commission at a Tuesday work session and to the public Thursday at a 5:30 p.m. drop-in hearing at the council on aging. They call for a small park near the council on aging's Hoyt Street building and a trail running north along an unused railroad connecting to the North Oconee River Greenway near the College Avenue bridge crossing the river.

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