South Fork Wins Urban Design Awards

Urban Design Awards The South Fork Conservancy’s vision of connected creekside trails won two major design prizes May 20 from Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission. The 31 mile Trail Design Vision Plan, created by Ryan Gravel at Perkins+Will,  was praised by city of Atlanta judges.  A second award went to the project creating the Creekside trail under construction beneath the flyover ramps at I-85 and GA 400.  Heather Alhadeff at CenterForward deftly steered the trail plan through city and DOT permitting constraints.  Built as mitigation for neighbors, the trail connects Cheshire Bridge Road to Lindbergh Drive along a half mile of soft-surfaced trail. DOT managers expect the trail to open soon.