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Release Date: 03.07.2018 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Sugarloaf CID

SUGARLOAF CID AWARDED FUNDING FOR LOOP TRAIL STUDY

The Atlanta Regional Commission has recommended $100,000 in funding to be awarded to the Sugarloaf Community Improvement District to complete a scoping study for the Loop Trail project. This study is for a section of a trail that will connect the Gwinnett Place area and McDaniel Farm Park to the Infinite Energy Center, Peachtree Ridge Park, and Suwanee’s trail system.

The Loop Trail is part of Gwinnett County’s proposed Master Trail Plan. “The Loop Trail is an exciting part of Gwinnett County’s new master trails plan that envisions up to 320 miles of walking/biking trails throughout the county by 2040,” said District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks. “I am grateful to the ARC for this funding and appreciate the partnership between county government and the Sugarloaf CID to complete this study.”

The section that will be funded by the study is part of a larger 16-mile loop that will connect to the Western Gwinnett Bikeway on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Other sections of the Loop Trail have been completed or are in various stages of planning and implementation. This scoping study will form the basis for implementing the link to the Infinite Energy Center to complete the trail loop.

“What’s exciting about this trail project is what it is connecting,” said Brand Morgan, Chairman of the Sugarloaf CID. “It will provide a connection for workers, residents, and visitors in the CID to get to work, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment by walking or riding a bike.”

The study will be completed by the CID in partnership with Gwinnett County. The funds are part of an amendment to the ARC’s Transportation Implementation Program (TIP) slated for final adoption this month. The total cost of the study is $125,000, with the local match being provided by the Sugarloaf CID and Gwinnett County.

The Sugarloaf CID formed in 2016 to include approximately five square miles surrounding Sugarloaf Parkway near the Infinite Energy Center and I-85. The Sugarloaf CID works with Gwinnett County and other partners to make improvements in the public right-of-way surrounding the commercial properties in the district. For more information, please see www.sugarloafcid.org.

 

Contact Info

Contact Name: Alyssa Davis

Company: Sugarloaf CID

Phone: (404) 307-5640

E-mail: adavis@sugarloafcid.org