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 Lexington Road corridor extends from Barnett Shoals Road to Loys Farm Road and is the eastern gateway into Athens. The corridor also serves as the spine for the eastern neighborhoods of the community. The area includes several neighborhoods, shopping centers and the Ben Epps Airport. The corridor plan will explore conditions and trends related to economics and land use outside of the right-of-way and addressing overall mobility along the corridor. The plans 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 of refinement and good stewardship, the vision for Lexington Road is a visually attractive eastern gateway for Athens that provides: supportive surrounding neighborhoods, active amenities and green spaces, and a range of efficient choices for people’s safe movement.
Help shape the plan.
Please review the Lexington Road 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 Lexington Road Corridor?
How do we ensure commercial areas remain vibrant and viable despite shifts in the retail economy?
How do we preserve Ben-Epps Airport as a long-term asset and opportunity?
How do we fully leverage and/or enhance our greenspaces?