Cobb County staff has made it even easier for the public to check the status of current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax projects and review proposed 2016 SPLOST projects. The existing mobile map has been updated to include proposed projects.
Users can search existing SPLOST projects, as well as proposed projects, by area, commission district or category, such as transportation, parks, and roadway and pedestrian improvement. Each link contains a fact sheet about the project.
The mobile map application can be used on desktop computers, smartphones or tablets. It is compatible with both Android and Apple iOS devices. For more information, or to utilize this tool, visit www.cobbgis.org:81/CobbSPLOSTStatus/.
A special event 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, will celebrate the opening of Noonday Creek Trail, which links five of the trails in our area. This event marks the official connecting of the Silver Comet, Noonday Creek, Mountain to River, Chattahoochee River and Cumberland trails.
Noonday Creek Trail connects Town Center west to Alabama and south to the Chattahoochee River and Atlanta. The $11.6 million multi-use trail is seven miles in length with trailheads and parking throughout the corridor.
The event will be held at one of the trail's five pedestrian bridges. A tent will be visible along the north side of Town Center at Cobb Mall. Parking will be available in the mall's parking lot. The celebration is sponsored by the Town Center Area Community Improvement District.
The Noonday Creek Trail is a culmination of efforts among the Town Center CID, Cobb County, Georgia Department of Transportation and the National Park Service. Future phases of the trail will also connect to Noonday Park and northward toward and into Cherokee County. Plans for a proposed 42-acre park near the mall will be on display at the ribbon cutting event.