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City Projects & Development

Clarkston currently has many developments to make the city safer and more enjoyable for our citizens, from streetscapes to the improvements with intersections and PATH trails. Below are just a few projects that are being worked on in the city.

Clarkston Gateway Beautification Project

The City of Clarkston applied for and received a $50,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council. The purpose of the REBC grants is to provide local governments with funds which may be utilized to offset the cost of landscaping and improving highway interchanges which serve as gateways to their respective communities.

PATH Trail, Pocket Park & Intersection Improvements

The Stone Mountain PATH Trail is one of the most heavily traveled routes on the PATH system of trails. The PATH Foundation, in conjunction with DeKalb County and the City of Clarkston is constructing a PATH extension along the CSX right-of-way along Church Street which will connect the current PATH on the East side of the City of Clarkston to the current PATH on the West side of I-285. This portion of the project will be completed by June, 2018.

Streetscape and Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project

Streetscape improvements and pedestrian walkway enhancements are coming to Clarkston. Project Goals Established by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Clarkston the project goals include: turning nondescript roads into successful streets that create a sense of place; creating a foundation and catalyst for civic and economic revitalization in the town center area and city gateways; creating an attractive environment and positive tone to encourage business and consumer investment in the town center area and leaving a legacy for future generations.

Friendship Forest Redevelopment

The project will include the construction of a new parking lot and restrooms at the entrance, walking trails, a new pavilion and additional restrooms within the park, creation of a wetlands area and the introduction of several wetlands plants and vegetation, a boardwalk, observation decks, new bridges and the installation of interpretive signage