This is part of the North Point Area and Alpha Loop Feasibility Study, said Donny Zellefrow, a designer for MKSK Studios, during the May 4 Alpharetta City Council meeting. MKSK is a landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm that is working with the city on designs for Alpha Link.
Alpha Link will offer direct access to the North Point area, which the city is working on redeveloping, and to a future proposed MARTA bus rapid transit station as well as to other destinations and neighborhoods along the Alpha Loop and Big Creek Greenway, said Darren Meyer, principal landscape architect for MKSK Studios.
The Alpha Link alignment begins at the intersection of Haynes Bridge Road and the Georgia 400 southbound ramp, continues parallel to GA 400 to Encore Parkway, crosses to North Point Parkway and routes to the Big Creek Greenway trails from there.
"There's been a really interesting demand for our parks and public spaces during this time [while the coronavirus pandemic continues]," Meyer said during the meeting.
The virtual public meeting is the first step in the project's second phase out of four, total, with the goal of wrapping up the feasibility study this fall, Zellefrow said. Participants can answer questions about what types of bike paths, road crossings, art, seating and other aspects of the project they would like to see implemented.
To participate in the survey, visit www.visionalphalink.com.
"The current environment ... has really brought home to a lot of folks how important our walking trails, parks and greenway are to our city and how lucky we are to have the various options that we have," Council Member Karen Richard said during the meeting. "I think that's going to make this feasibility study a major priority for all of us going forward."