By Guest Columnist Michael KEATING, a Decatur-based writer who specializes in public policy
No question, trails, greenways and other parks infrastructure stimulate more construction and economic development.
New housing is popping up near the recently opened South Peachtree Creek Trail in my neighborhood in Decatur. Pulte Homes is building mid-rise condos in the $300,000-plus range and townhomes in the $600,000-plus range on a 37-acre site adjacent to the trail. A 1960s-era apartment complex was demolished to make way for the new housing.