The Chattahoochee River is a shared historic, economic, cultural, and ecological resource of extraordinary value for metropolitan Atlanta and the state of Georgia. The river traverses the entire Atlanta metropolitan region, forms the boundary of many counties and cities, and provides both recreation and ecological services for communities for nearly 100 miles. The Chattahoochee River Greenway Study is an opportunity to reconsider the region’s relationship to the river and create a new vision for the river’s future that will raise public awareness, improve connections and access, identify potential areas for protection or investment, and build on a legacy of ecological conservation and protection.
SCAPE is leading a collaborative design team composed of nationally and locally renowned experts to build a new identity and spatial framework for the Chattahoochee River. The design team’s planning and design process will engage people across a broad social spectrum and will explore opportunities to protect and restore native ecologies, invite public access and stewardship, and redefine the river as a beloved local, regional and national asset.
The Chattahoochee River Greenway Study is commissioned by a joint Project Management Team consisting of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Trust for Public Land, Cobb County, and the City of Atlanta.
- Trust for Public Land
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
- City of Atlanta, Georgia
- Cobb County
New South Associates
Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks
Dr. Richard Milligan