The PATH Foundation completed the Master Plan for the trail in April. The Master Plan divides trail construction into six segments. The initial phase is approximately two miles from the Bankhead MARTA Station through the future Westside Quarry Park to the existing River Park Trail, and includes a connector spur to the Grove Park neighborhood.
In November 2015, Mayor Reed signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizing a three-year environmental feasibility study to address the water quality, flood risks, ecological habitat restoration and stream bank remediation of the Proctor Creek Watershed. Other federal partners who have agreed to share resources to restore the environmental and economic quality of the creek include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Commerce.