Plans for Coastal Georgia Greenway Unveiled
22 / June / 2017
The Coastal Georgia Greenway, Inc., in partnership with The Georgia Conservancy, has recently completed a planning study that illustrates the greenway’s vision and seeks to guide future development.
The Coastal Georgia Greenway is part of the East Coast Greenway, a shared-use trail system which will one day link 25 major cities along the Eastern Seaboard between Calais, Maine, and Key West, Florida. Through a collaborative regional vision, the planned 155-mile Coastal Georgia Greenway will make the beauty of coastal Georgia safely and easily accessible to pedestrians, cyclists, hikers and joggers, while helping to preserve the unique and beautiful Georgia coast, attracting visitors, providing recreation, and making local economies stronger.
Set in one of the most iconic portions of the greenway’s 155-mile route, the planning study focuses on the 1.5-mile greenway segment south of Darien and including Butler Island Plantation along U.S. Route 17 between the Darien River Bridge and Butler Island in Darien, Georgia. Conceptual plans and design strategies are offered as prototypes with solutions that can be applied to other greenway segments with similar features. The planning and design work was led by landscape architects from the Savannah office of JB+a, a Division of Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
While construction is yet unfunded, the conceptual plans and graphics serve to promote the vision and advocacy efforts of the Coastal Georgia Greenway and its partners. Funding was provided by a donor advised fund from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, as well as through a grant from Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI).
This pilot project design study, along with a photo realistic rendering of the Greenway, will be unveiled at the annual meeting of the Coastal Georgia Greenway at 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at the Coastal Gardens and Bamboo Farm, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, Georgia, Telephone: (912) 921-5460. The public is invited to attend.
About the Georgia Conservancy:
Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy’s mission is to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration. Learn more at www.georgiaconservancy.org.