Brookhaven Buzz -February 2019

BrookhavenBuzz Covering Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Dunwoody & Doraville • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 29, No. 2 • FEBRUARY 2019 PRICELESS ISSUE! Understanding Chamblee with City Government Class Chamblee was for years a hometown for me, and I loved growing up there in the late 1960s and early 70s in Ashford Park. It was always convenient to my schools, Our Lady of Assumption (loved those field trips to the old Frito-Lay factory on Peachtree Industrial at the pres- ent site of Lowe’s), St. Pius X Catholic High, Oglethorpe University, and places that I’d go with friends: Murphey Candler Park for Little League, Chamblee Plaza, old Chamblee downtown, Sexton Woods, Marist, Chamblee High and North DeKalb Stadium. No matter where, I could hear the sounds of my youth: the old Southern Railroad rolling by and the glorious Westminster Chimes at Oglethorpe, aural images that resonated throughout Brookhaven and Chamblee. Commencing early this month and running through early April there’s a great opportunity to take a formal class to get to know and learn about local government in Chamblee, which I admit always was a mystery to me. But you’ll have to act quickly. There’s a class on the city start- ing up with an orientation meeting on Feb. 5. You can do online registration for the course, which is free of charge, but is on a space-available basis, so it may be filled already. Construction Commences for Peachtree Creek Greenway, Brookhaven Section Built environment feature will bridge natural setting on both banks of Peachtree Creek in South Brookhaven. A groundbreaking ceremony in December 2018 her- alded construction underway for the Brookhaven leg of the long-awaited Peachtree Creek Greenway to begin in earnest in 2019. One ceremonial highlight was the unveil- ing of an architectural renderings of a spectacular pedes- trian bridge, as pictured in our headline photo. It’s really striking. Designed to span Peachtree Creek, the bridge will become a signature landmark in South Brookhaven, and I can’t wait to cross it on a greenway hike. Peachtree Creek Greenway in Brookhaven is to become a linear park that will occupy about 3 miles in a series of paved, multipurpose and promenade trails. Phase I (1.27 miles) will stretch from North Druid Hills to Briarwood Road. The first 2 phases of the Brookhaven segment will connect southward toward PATH400, the South Fork Conservancy Trails and the Atlanta BeltLine. Phase 3 will be positioned through the Mercer University Atlanta property in unincorporated DeKalb County. Continued on page 19 Continued on page 17