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Decatur Diary | April 4, 2024

South Columbia Multi-Use Path Design Options Ready for Review

Last October, interested Decatur residents attended a preliminary open house and shared their thoughts on the final phase of the multi-use path connecting Talley Street Upper Elementary with the East Decatur Greenway. The segment in question extends the path from its current end at Legacy Park’s north entrance south to Katie Kerr Drive.

Design recommendations based on that input are now ready for your review.

Please join us — Thursday, April 18, from 6-8pm — in Legacy Park's Hawkins Dining Hall, 500 South Columbia Drive to review the proposals and provide your input...

Decatur Diary | December 13, 2023

Legacy Park Circulation Plan Discussed, Share Your Opinions Now

Interested residents gathered Wednesday, December 6 at Legacy Park to discuss a new circulation plan addressing roads, pathways, permeable parking areas, grass-structured on-street parking, and more. The effort is among the goals of the Legacy Park master plan...

Decatur Diary | November 28, 2023

Help Improve Circulation and Parking at Legacy Park

The Legacy Park Master Plan recommends a variety of infrastructure initiatives to improve circulation and parking across the 77 acre site — new roads, pathways, permeable parking areas, and grass-structured on-street parking among them. Now, we’re putting a finer point on those broad ambitions with the creation of a detailed Circulation and Parking Plan. You can help...

Decatur Diary | June 8, 2023

Track and Field Input Process Wraps with June 13 Open House

The Decatur community is invited to join city and school representatives on Tuesday, June 13 from 6-8pm in Legacy Park’s Hawkins Dining Hall for the third of three track and field public input sessions. The session follows an open house in April and pop-up input booth in May...

Decatur Diary | April 11, 2023

Public Open House to Kick-Off Track and Field Design Process

The City of Decatur and City Schools of Decatur welcome all interested community members to an open house on Tuesday, April 18, to meet the planning team and share ideas for the new track and field at Legacy Park. The open house will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm in Hawkins Dining Hall at the rear of the Legacy Park Administration Building, 500 South Columbia Drive...

Decatur Diary | March 28, 2022

Community Evaluates Design Details for Legacy Park’s South Village

Legacy Park’s South Village took another step forward recently as residents assisted the Decatur Housing Authority’s architecture team in their fine-tuning of the working site plan and the specifics of proposed buildings. These community contributions play an important role in the long, ongoing process of addressing housing affordability in Decatur...

Decatur Diary | March 3, 2022

Miss the Meeting? Share Input on Legacy Park’s South Village

On Monday, February 28, from 5-7:30pm a steady stream of neighbors, stakeholders, and other community interests visited Legacy Park for a look at the proposed South Housing Village currently under design by the Decatur Housing Authority...

Decatur Diary | April 2, 2019

Community Workshop to Address Legacy Park Housing Affordability

The Legacy Park master planning process wasn’t just an exercise in visioning. It was also a means by which the Decatur community voiced and prioritized its values. Those values — like sustainability, recreation, and preservation — are now embedded in our long-term goals for the property.

Among them is housing affordability. Please join us Saturday, April 13, from 9am-Noon as we drill down on exactly how, within the context of Legacy Park, we might serve that need most effectively...

Decatur Diary | December 14, 2018

Leaving a Legacy: Adopted UMCH Master Plan Now Available

Almost two years to the day from when city leaders first authorized negotiations towards purchase of the 77 acre United Methodist Children’s Home property, a community-driven master plan for the site — adopted unanimously by the City Commission at their December 3, 2018 meeting — is now in place...

Decatur Diary | September 27, 2018

Draft Plan Presented for Former UMCH Property, Input Welcome

Decatur’s vision for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property took another step forward this month when a comprehensive draft of the plan was presented to the City Commission in a public work session. That draft, and its accompanying presentation, are now available for public review and comment...
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