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Old Posted Apr 25, 2017, 11:39 PM
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I'd love to see a multipurpose trail built on this siding. It would be a boon to the neighborhood and would help tie the proposed Ivan Allen PATH trail and new Cook Park to the future Beltline.
There's right-of-way between the GWCC and where it navigates back up to the northwest where the BeltLine is proposed by the QTS data center and up to West Marietta. I'm not sure why, but I was thinking there was a proposal here. Maybe i'm delusional, although I agree this would be a nice location to build out another trail that helps connect the inner core of Atlanta with neighboring SFH neighborhoods and provides options for alternative modes of transportation by primarily unobstructed right-of-way. It's pretty easy to spot the corridor with imagery on, although they'd need to rebuild a handful of bridges.

This would also connect with or at least compliment the Proctor Creek Greenway.
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A special administration permit for Boone Park West, a project developed through a public-private partnership by Park Pride and the Conservation Fund.

https://aca3.accela.com/ATLANTA_GA/C...howInspection=

http://atlanta.curbed.com/2016/6/22/...ity-park-pride

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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 2:01 AM
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Work on Rodney Cook Sr. Park is now underway

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The park, slated to be completed in summer 2018, will feature a stormwater retention pond, a splash-pad, a playground, a performance plaza, a picnic pavilion, courts for multi-use sports, a fitness area, a boardwalk, an overlook and terraced pools.
http://atlantaintownpaper.com/2017/0...ark-vine-city/

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Old Posted Jul 26, 2017, 4:39 PM
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$250 million Buckhead park over Ga. 400 moves forward

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The nine-acre park would create a greenspace over a half-mile section of Ga. 400.
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...400-moves.html


Note the renderings of Regents office/condo proposal.













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Old Posted Jul 26, 2017, 4:43 PM
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More info at Curbed
https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/7/26...ision-timeline

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By 2020, Atlantans should start seeing what officials have coined “ground-making” at the site, marked by a ceremony. That’s a spinoff of “groundbreaking,” being that no ground exists to break.

Then, as early as 2022 or 2023, project leaders expect a grand opening, unveiling the park for public use.
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2017, 5:58 PM
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Really hoping this ties in with Path 400 all the way to Miami Circle and the BeltLine by the time this is completed. Shouldn't be too hard to make it continuous.
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Apogee Buckhead

I wonder how accurate these renderings are? Apogee Buckhead is looking really off here...stone cladding and weird window sizes.

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Old Posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:21 PM
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City to hire designer for 280-acre Westside Park

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In the preliminary design concept, the city is looking for ideas to similar parks in Montreal, Shanghai and Paris.












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I'm not sure how I feel about all those roads in the renderings... it's a massive park with limited adjacent neighbors, so I get wanting to include auto accessible roads... just seems a bit strange initially if the surrounding area is to grow more dense
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I'm not sure how I feel about all those roads in the renderings... it's a massive park with limited adjacent neighbors, so I get wanting to include auto accessible roads... just seems a bit strange initially if the surrounding area is to grow more dense
I haven't been onsite there in 5 years or so but I believe those are all existing roads. Has anybody seen an aerial photo recently? I wonder if it's started filling with just rain water so far? I think they already started blasting a tunnel to connect to the city water works.
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I haven't been onsite there in 5 years or so but I believe those are all existing roads. Has anybody seen an aerial photo recently? I wonder if it's started filling with just rain water so far? I think they already started blasting a tunnel to connect to the city water works.
Not blasting but drilling. The five-mile tunnel is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The reservoir will be filled by the end of 2018. Currently the bottom of the quarry is a construction site.




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Old Posted Jul 27, 2017, 3:10 PM
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I haven't been onsite there in 5 years or so but I believe those are all existing roads. Has anybody seen an aerial photo recently? I wonder if it's started filling with just rain water so far? I think they already started blasting a tunnel to connect to the city water works.
Outside the scope of phase 1 from bankhead station to phase 1 is "Proposed Westside Pkwy"...
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Not blasting but drilling. The five-mile tunnel is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The reservoir will be filled by the end of 2018. Currently the bottom of the quarry is a construction site.
No idea about feasibility, but have you noticed the dialogue about using driller mike as a potential transit ROW boring tool? Looks a bit narrow in diameter for LRT or streetcars, but in general I find it to be a curious proposal.

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Old Posted Jul 27, 2017, 5:39 PM
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No idea about feasibility, but have you noticed the dialogue about using driller mike as a potential transit ROW boring tool? Looks a bit narrow in diameter for LRT or streetcars, but in general I find it to be a curious proposal.
Its the right question to ask, IMO. I realize a lot more goes into a transit tunnel than just digging (boring) the hole but it does seem like if you can solve that piece through City owned equipment the other parts can be designed/budgeted/constructed.

The London tube has some of the smallest tunnels I'm aware of for underground transit. I did a quick search and it appears they have tunnels that are 11 ft, 8 inches in diameter. Driller Mike bores at a diameter of 12 ft 5 inches.

With current safety and fire code standards I wonder whether 12 ft 5 would be enough. You know they'd have to add a significant layer of reinforced concrete. Transportation Regs probably require an escape cat walk along the side.

Seems like it might be fairly tight. Then again maybe Elon Musk can save the day with his hyperloop.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2017, 10:01 PM
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Its the right question to ask, IMO. I realize a lot more goes into a transit tunnel than just digging (boring) the hole but it does seem like if you can solve that piece through City owned equipment the other parts can be designed/budgeted/constructed.

The London tube has some of the smallest tunnels I'm aware of for underground transit. I did a quick search and it appears they have tunnels that are 11 ft, 8 inches in diameter. Driller Mike bores at a diameter of 12 ft 5 inches.

With current safety and fire code standards I wonder whether 12 ft 5 would be enough. You know they'd have to add a significant layer of reinforced concrete. Transportation Regs probably require an escape cat walk along the side.

Seems like it might be fairly tight. Then again maybe Elon Musk can save the day with his hyperloop.
I don't think it's an unreasonable idea at all.

Cobb recently dug a 6 mile, 27-foot diameter tunnel (24-feet after the concrete lining) for around $300 million.

If the technology keeps improving then hopefully the cost will come down even more.

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I think a project that would really help the westside will be the centennial olympic park connector with the beltline and westside reservoir. There's abandoned railroad the city has been following that heads northwest from ~Ivan Allen & Northside toward Bankhead Station. With the reconstruction of a few bridges, we would see unobstructed right of way implemented from the heart of the city to the BeltLine, which I believe would be a first. Could be a huge boon for English Ave.
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I think a project that would really help the westside will be the centennial olympic park connector with the beltline and westside reservoir. There's abandoned railroad the city has been following that heads northwest from ~Ivan Allen & Northside toward Bankhead Station. With the reconstruction of a few bridges, we would see unobstructed right of way implemented from the heart of the city to the BeltLine, which I believe would be a first. Could be a huge boon for English Ave.
I've always wondered if a transit or ped/bike corridor could be created here. I think it would be a missed opportunity long term for this not to be given serious consideration. Edit: based on the map you posted in post #282 above, much of the corridor appears to be designated as green space.

The section from Joseph E. Boone up to just north of Donald Lee Hollowell is all owned by one private developer, Bethursday Development Corp. (FKA English Avenue Development Corporation). http://www.bethursdaydev.com/ Their website could use some updating.

At Western Avenue, there is an apartment complex built in the middle of the right of way, but it looks like nothing has been built blocking any of the rest of it.

The remaining part, with the exception of a block north of Hollowell, is all still owned by CSX.

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At Western Avenue, there is an apartment complex built in the middle of the right of way, but it looks like nothing has been built blocking any of the rest of it.
Somehow I missed that development when reviewing the area...
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I seriously doubt the city owns 'driller mike'. Those machines are rarely owned by the entities using them. I could be wrong but usually they are temporary lease type agreements.
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