The first phase of the Emerald Trail is the Model Project, the 1.3-mile connection between the south end of the existing S-Line Rail Trail to the intersection of Park Street and Stonewall Street, near the Convention Center.
The concept of the model project is to quickly build a portion of the trail that will be highly utilized and will offer the community a tangible example of what the finished Emerald Trail can be.
There are many advantages to this connection including multiple access points for the LaVilla and Brooklyn neighborhoods, the opportunity to connect to the McCoys Creek Greenway in the future and no land acquisition is needed.
Groundwork is responsible for raising 25% of the project cost which is $900,000. The City will include $2.7 million (75%) in the Capital Improvement Budget. Model Project underwriters will receive significant exposure for their visionary efforts to create a vibrant, active, safe and walkable urban core.
For more information on supporting this project, please contact Kay Ehas, Groundwork CEO.