In just a few days, construction of the new Brookhaven trail will start in earnest, so as you see equipment and people moving around the trail areas, know good things are soon to come.
On Sept. 18, the official groundbreaking for the trail took place and brought out district, college, county, city and regional officials. The trail project is a partnership of Dallas County, the Town of Addison, the city of Farmers Branch, Brookhaven College and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
Brookhaven College president Dr. Thom Chesney was just one of the speakers. Dr. Wright Lassiter, DCCCD chancellor, also took a moment at the podium along with two mayors and a county councilman at the groundbreaking event. All commented on the fact that the new trail shows the promise of what can happen when communities work together. Along with being a project funded by several different communities, the trail itself will serve as a physical connection between Addison, the college and Farmers Branch in a way that has never been tried.
The trail will begin at the southwest property line of college campus, and will cross the west side of the campus to connect the north end of the college with the Vitruvian development.