Trinity Triangle work starts Monday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 26, 2014
Another Artist's rendering of the Trinity Triangle project. Source: Oakhurst Realty Partners

Another Artist’s rendering of the Trinity Triangle project. Source: Oakhurst Realty Partners

This story has been updated. 

Preparations for construction of a mixed-use apartment development at the Trinity Triangle in Decatur will get underway on Monday.

It will mean closing the city’s PATH trail in that area for the next two years.

Centro Development’s Kent Collins said, the city is re-routing, “school sidewalk access as we secure the site and install erosion control devices in anticipation of construction.”

The city of Decatur released a notice explaining how the construction will impact traffic.

According to the city, East Howard at Trinity will be closed for bike, pedestrian and car traffic, including the PATH trail, for the next 18 to 24 months, starting this weekend. There will be no sidewalk service on the south side of Trinity between Church Street and E. Howard, meaning no mid-block crossing on Trinity.

The city says the alternate PATH bike route will be on Church and Sycamore streets. The alternate pedestrian route for East Howard will be on Church Street and E. College Street.

Construction of the Trinity project had been delayed while the developer, Centro, has been haggling with the county over sewer fees. When it’s completed, it will add 210 apartment units in Decatur’s city limits, as well as new space for retail.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about one of the detour routes. The city corrected an earlier press release, saying that the detour for the PATH bike route will be on Church and Sycamore streets. The developer also clarified that the rerouting is in anticipation of construction. The developer did not provide a start date for when construction of the apartments will begin.

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  • tracie sanchez

    Dan, stay tuned for an edit, i believe the suggested route is Sycamore not E.Ponce de Leon.

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  • Frankly

    I thought PATH obtained property rights before they put in a trail. If so, how can the City close yet another access for one more long term construction project? Sorry, I’m beginning to feel more than a little bitter about all the street and sidewalk closures around town to serve construction projects. “Real” cities like NYC and San Francisco, and heck, even Atlanta manage to have construction while maintaining sidewalk access.

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