Atlanta Highway

Attend the Priorities Workshop

November 15

5:30-7:00pm Presentation & Discussion
Noon to 4 pm Drop-in Discussions*

*Drop-in sessions are open to anyone and will allow participants to work directly with the Planning Team by sharing ideas, reviewing information, and providing direction.

The Priorities Workshops will build off of August meetings for the Connect Athens process and present the initial findings of the visioning and analysis process, evaluate a draft vision, and review and discuss specific strategies – both physical and policy-based – to improve each corridor in the short and long-term.

Register for a Meetings Below

Priorities Workshop Registration
Please note all meetings will take place in the auditorium of the Planning Department at 120 W. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601

The Process

Lexington Road and Atlanta Highway Corridors are viewed by many as serving a single purpose. While the roads are heavy traffic corridors, gateways to downtown, and the entrance to several businesses and neighborhoods, there is a chance for something more—the opportunity to add lasting value to the entire community. Connect Athens is a unique opportunity to think creatively and act boldly to create lasting improvement strategies for the Lexington Road and Atlanta Highway Corridors.

The Corridor

The Atlanta Highway corridor extends from Business 78 Highway to Epps Bridge Road and is the western gateway into Athens. For decades, the corridor has served as the major retail spine for the community including regional destinations like the Athens Mall. Through the corridor plan the Planning Team will explore conditions and trends outside the right-of-way related to economics and land use while addressing overall mobility along the corridor. The plan’s recommendations will emerge from community conversations and critical evaluation of strategic opportunities.


During the Connect Athens Vision workshops in August, participants were able to share their ideas for the future of the Connect Athens corridors. What do you see as the major challenges, assets, or opportunities? The next Connect workshop will be coming soon, but until then please tell us your ideas below.

General Ideas (Post Vision <-> Pre Charrette)
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Want to find out more?

Check out the links below for reports and presentations from the process.