Originally Posted by LovinDecatur
This is not the first time I've heard talk of proposing a Peachtree Creek 'Riverwalk'; it's a fascinating idea. The South Fork in particular skirts some interesting areas: The Medlock-Mason Mill PATH trail, Emory campus (it forms Lake Candler on the grounds of the President's estate, Lullwater), then on to Cheshire Bridge Rd. beyond which it meets up with the North Fork which flows on to south Buckhead and the Chattahoochee.
Right on, Sister LD.
I imagine the South Fork staying natural (with nature trail walk) from its source until just before Cheshire Bridge. The North Fork would stay natural until it starts paralleling Buford Highway.
From those points, the creek is already fairly urbanized. The corridors can be made (with "flood control/Riverwalk" parameters) into different districts known as "valleys" that offer bars, restaurants, clubs, pubs, cafes, shops, etc.
Buford Valley or
North Fork Valley (Latino/Asian)
Cheshire Valley (Gay)
Armour Valley (Country Soul/Southern Fusion)
Peachtree Valley (Country Soul/Southern Fusion)
After Peachtree Valley, the creek would return to a more natural state as it flows past the Atlanta Memorial Park area and through South Buckhead neighborhoods and then on to the Chattahoochee and Standing Peachtree Park.
The flood control/Riverwalk would aid areas closer to the creek's mouth that flood very often.