Sandy Springs is having an engineering consultant study ways to create public access to the Chattahoochee River in the northern part of the city. CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs consultant will look at Chattahoochee access, trails

An engineering consultant will conduct a feasibility study for Sandy Springs on trails and access to the Chattahoochee River in the northern part of the city.

The City Council approved having Heath and Lineback Engineers Inc. look at possible locations and methods to access to the river and associated public lands, incorporating walking and biking trails in the North End revitalization area, according to a city announcement.

River access is among the strategic goals recommended by the North End Redevelopment Task Force. “The final plan is expected to include a comprehensive review of existing conditions, including land use and zoning, as well as obtaining preliminary approval from regulatory agencies, which govern those properties in the river corridor,” the city said.

Residents will be involved through informational workshops, public briefings and online tools, officials said. Heath and Lineback is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete its work and make recommendations to the City Council.

Information: https://bit.ly/2lTnxax

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