The Sugar Hill Greenway Concept Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) builds on ongoing efforts to make Sugar Hill an inviting place to walk, bike, and connect with nature. Previous plans and projects that have led to this effort include: the Sugar Hill Greenway Master Plan (2016), the Sugar Hill SR 20 Corridor Study (2018), the Sugar Hill Downtown Master Plan LCI (2018), and the Gwinnett County Trails Master Plan (2018). This effort supports the Sugar Loop Greenway concept by adding an east-west connection along the State Route 20 (SR 20) corridor (Pinedale Circle to Buford Highway) to improve access from neighborhoods to Downtown, local businesses, and the future greenway. It also includes the north-south connection between Downtown and Richland Creek that will form part of the Sugar Loop Greenway. An exact route for the greenway within the study area has not yet been selected and will be determined as part of this planning process.
- Designing a safe and comfortable facility for users of all ages and abilities.
- Connecting community facilities and other useful destinations.
- Maximizing access to nature.
- Using existing public land and right-of-way as much as possible.
- Analyze existing conditions.
- Engage with the community.
- Select a preferred alignment.
- Develop a conceptual design.
- Prepare a draft GDOT Concept Report.
The planning and conceptual design will take place during summer 2020, with a draft report targeted for the end of August. The project is funded with support from the Atlanta Regional Commission’s LCI program, a grant program that incentivizes local jurisdictions to re-envision their communities as vibrant, walkable places that offer increased mobility options, encourage healthy lifestyles, and provide improved access to jobs and services.
Public Involvement Activities
Community members are invited to help imagine the design of this section of the greenway by participating in upcoming activities.
Virtual Open House #1
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on WebEx
Join us for an open house to learn about how the existing conditions of the study area will influence the conceptual trail design and consider alternative routes for the trail. Due to social distancing practices in response to COVID-19, this event will be held virtually via WebEx.
Register to Join Meeting:tinyurl.com/SHGOpenHouse
Meeting Number: 132 709 7230
Meeting Password: Greenway
Alternative Concepts Survey
An online survey will be posted in late July to get feedback from the community on alternative routes for this portion of the greenway.
Open House #2
NEW DATE: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | Time and format TBD
A second open house will be held to share the draft concept and get feedback from the community. This event may be held online or in-person, depending on public health guidance for COVID-19 closer to the time of the event. This page will be updated with event logistics in mid-August.
In addition to these community-wide activities, a Core Team comprised of City Staff, representatives from partner agencies, neighbors, and representatives from local businesses and organizations will help review draft materials and provide guidance on this project.
Draft materials and meeting minutes will be posted here as they become available.