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JAN-FEB 2019

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14 COBB LIFE | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 Harry Norman, REALTORS® Cobb Marietta Office 776 Whitlock Avenue l Marietta 30064 770-422-6005 IF A NEW HOME IS ON THE AGENDA IN 2019, LET US HELP WITH YOUR NEW BEGINNING THE NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW BEGINNINGS Simmons said the Cobb County Department of Trans- portation plans to continue that leg of the trail to connect it with the Atlanta Road portion of the Silver Comet Trail, creating even more connectivity. Two more phases of the trail are planned, which will take the trail along West Atlanta Road to East Dixie then across the Cobb Civic Center property. e trail picks up again at Fairground Street, passing Cobb Linc terminal and extending to the rear of KSU's campus at Alumni Drive. Simmons said the Rottenwood Trail network is planned to connect with the future Bob Callen Trail, which will be constructed by Cobb DOT and the Cumberland Community Improvement District. When all the trail projects are com- pleted, travel will be possible from Kennesaw Mountain to the Chattahoochee River completely through a trail system. e City of Marietta has spent about $6.5 million on its portion of the project, City Manager Bill Bruton said, though $3 million came from federal grants. A few months aer the last pedestrian bridge was built, the Marietta Arts Council partnered with the City of Marietta to put on a two-day festival celebrating the city's artistic talent and the opening of the trail. e festival, held in April 2017, played host to a sculpture garden in Atherton Park (the area behind Cool Beans Coffee Roasters), singers, dancers, chalk art, murals and a myriad of other artistic expressions along the most urban stretch of the trail. e festival was bookended by Lewis Park on the north side and Brown Park on the south Mural art abounds along the trail, including these two murals behind Two Birds Taphouse.

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