PACES MILL REHABILITATION PROJECT
The purpose is “to lead the preservation and protection of the 48-mile Chattahoochee River corridor from the Buford Dam to Peachtree Creek, and its associated natural and cultural resources, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”
- The Cumberland Submarket is home to more than 800 of the 6,500 acres of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), including the Paces Mill, Palisades, and Cochran Shoals Units and Trailheads.
- One-third of the CRNRA’s 3.2 million visitors annually
- Paces Mill, Palisades, and Cochran Shoals units’ trailheads connect to 16 miles of multi-use trails, with an additional nine miles planned or under construction, linking Cumberland to the Silver Comet, Kennesaw Mountain, and Atlanta Beltline Trails
- The Cumberland CID is working in conjunction with the CRNRA to renovate and improve the CRNRA Palisades Unit.
- The Paces Mill Unit hosts 140,000 visitors a year
- The Paces Mill Unit serves as the Bob Callan Trailhead and the most southern point of the trail system.
- Designs are complete and will be presented to the Design Approval Board late 2019 with the renovation phase anticipated to begin in 2020.
POTENTIAL RENOVATION AND IMPROVEMENTS
- Accentuating and enhancing Palisades Unit frontage along Cobb Parkway
- Storm water management
- Vehicular & pedestrian circulation
- Multi-use trail connections
- Restroom Facilities
- River access
- Site entry features
- Interpretative paths
- Picnic areas
- Assistance in developing a defined identity for the urban park unit