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 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.
Please review the draft vision statement and let us know your reactions through form below.
With a development approach that is deliberate and transformational, the vision for Atlanta Highway is a visually attractive and economically productive western gateway for Athens that provides: a variety of community needs, development that is intentional and resilient, and a range of efficient choices for people’s safe movement.
Help shape the plan.
Please review the Atlanta Highway recommendations then share your priorities. The boards that were presented at the meeting can be viewed here. It may be best to open this file in a new tab to reference throughout the following exercise. Please check the boxes for ten actions that are most important to you. If there is an action that you feel is missing, you may add one at the bottom of each section.
How do we enhance mobility in the Atlanta Highway Corridor?
How and where do we integrate green space along the corridor?
How do we lessen the impacts retail shifts and ensure Atlanta Highway remains productive and attractive?
How do we ensure the Mall area remains a vibrant and productive place in Athens?