Alpharetta ‘Loop’ trail would link City Hall, Avalon

Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle stands on the balcony of the new City Hall and points out the new downtown he envisions. Photo by BILL TORPY

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Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle stands on the balcony of the new City Hall and points out the new downtown he envisions. Photo by BILL TORPY

Atlanta has the Beltline and Alpharetta may someday have the Loop. An Alpharetta City Trail proposed for the central part of the city is the topic of an open house next week, where the public can view concept images, ask questions and provide comment.

Information about the project, described by a city spokesman as “very early in the conceptual phase,” is to be presented 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Alpharetta City Hall.

The system would consist of an “Inner Loop” and an “Outer Loop” in the triangle formed, roughly, by Academy Street on the north, Ga. 400 on the east and Haynes Bridge Road on the southwest, according to a report to the City Council in a recent agenda packet.

The path would connect the City Center municipal complex, including City Hall and the Alpharetta library, with the Avalon mixed-use development to the east and the MetLife and Northwinds project to the south. Also, a Greenway is proposed along a Big Creek tributary. Next steps would be for staff to start planning and developing a budget for the project.