Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Project Adds Connector to Greenline

Posted By on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 4:00 AM

click to enlarge A drawing of the proposed Perkins Project connector to the Shelby Farms Greenline.
  • A drawing of the proposed Perkins Project connector to the Shelby Farms Greenline.


A fundraising effort has begun online for a project to provide more access to the Shelby Farms Greenline.

A Facebook page for the Perkins Project has been established and shows plans for a connector to the Greenline close to corner of Perkins and Princeton.

“This access point to the Greenline will connect 1,000 households to (Shelby Farms Park),” the page reads. “There is a 2.5 mile stretch along the Greenline that lacks an official access point to the trail.”

click to enlarge perkins_project_map.png

The Perkins Project is one of the first proposals out of the gate from the recently completed Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan.

The connector project is one of three projects from a plan called Greenline A.C.C.E.S.S. (Adjacent Community Connections to Enhance Shelby Farms Greenlines and Shelby Farms Park).

Greenline_ACCESS.pdf
The two other project would make connections to the Greenline at the corner of Appling and Mullins Station and on Fischer Steel Road close to the GameDay Baseball complex.  

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