Halcyon breaks ground on Greenway extension

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County’s future mixed-use development, Halcyon, recently broke ground on an extension to the Big Creek Greenway, expected to be completed next year.

The Greenway is a 12-foot wide multi-use trail that currently spans 9.6 miles through Forsyth County. Halcyon’s developer is constructing an extension that will lengthen the trail by 0.75 miles along Big Creek.

The expansion includes a new paved and lit parking lot, restrooms and a trailhead. This expansion will tie into the sidewalks along Ronald Reagan Boulevard, and will lead to the eventual connection to the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway.

The trail will weave into the Halcyon development, which is being developed by RocaPoint Partners and The Georgetown Company.

Plans call for the extension to weave seamlessly into the walkable community of Halcyon, according to Patrick Leonard, principal of RocaPoint.

“With the development of the Atlanta BeltLine and all of the wonderful economic, community and environmental progress that has resulted, we strongly believe we will see a similar pattern of success here in Forsyth County,” Leonard said.

Nature trails and parks connect to the Big Creek Greenway, which has additional phases planned to expand the trail to 15 miles.

Halcyon, currently under construction, will include more than 480,000 square feet of office and retail space, the only dine-in movie theater in the county, two hotels and 690 residential units, once completed. It will be located off Exit 12 on Ga. 400.

Source: http://forsythherald.com/stories/Halcyon-breaks-ground-on-Greenway-extension,99327