Lantern Parade

More than 10,000 people lit the Eastside Trail with lanterns at the 2013 Lantern Parade.
Photo Credit: Sinan Sinharoy

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posted in Parks, Trails, Transit // 12/27/11
Nice story in today’s New York Times about a project in Madrid, Spain with some similarities to the Atlanta BeltLine. Madrid Rio park is a massive highway burial project is also creating new parks, public spaces, bike trails and light rail transit. From the article: “The park here, called Madrid Río, has largely been finished. More […] Read more
posted in Eastside Trail, Progress, Trails, Transit // 12/20/11
This past Friday, several of us ventured out of the office and onto the Eastside Trail construction site to get a look at how it’s coming along. The PATH Foundation, our partner and construction manager, and the Astra Group, the contractor, have been pretty busy. We started at 10th and Monroe and headed south. Here’s […] Read more
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News, Progress // 12/14/11
Back in late October, Ryan Gravel and I did a webinar with PBA’s Public Square Atlanta. Ryan gave a great presentation about the history of the Atlanta BeltLine and the process of designing the corridor itself. It’s more than 90 minutes (the audio doesn’t work for the first 50 seconds or so), but well worth […] Read more
Atlanta’s First-Ever Drawing For Affordable Housing a Success! ATLANTA – On Saturday, December 10, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) hosted the City’s first-ever affordable housing drawing for 28 new homes at the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing. More than 30 excited pre-qualified registrants gathered on the pool deck along with representatives from ABI, The Atlanta Development Authority, […] Read more
posted in Get Involved, Learn // 12/13/11
Come on out Thursday night, December 15 to our final Quarterly Briefing of the year. It will be held at AGL Resources, 10 Peachtree Place Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309 from 6 to 8 pm. We’ll provide an overview of the year’s accomplishments, updates on corridor design, transit, the Eastside Trail, master planning, and other good stuff. There […] Read more
posted in Affordable Housing, Programs // 12/12/11
This past Saturday, we had another first for the Atlanta BeltLine. Prospective buyers who were part of the  drawing for the 28 homes at the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing showed up on a chilly but clear December morning to learn who would be the newest residents along the Atlanta BeltLine. By the end of the […] Read more
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News // 12/07/11
This will probably be the first of many articles highlighted on this blog comparing the Atlanta BeltLine to NYC’s High Line. The two projects are really close relatives with deep railroad and community roots, as this author eloquently points out. He also points out some of the differences, for instance the scale of the projects. […] Read more
posted in Affordable Housing, Programs // 12/07/11
Today’s the day. Those who register and pre-qualify for the 28 homes at the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing by today will have a shot at being selected in the December 10 drawing. This is an incredible opportunity for the lucky people who will be chosen to live in Reynoldstown, right on the Atlanta BeltLine. We’re very […] Read more
Atlanta Magazine picked our very own Historic Fourth Ward Park as “Best New Urban Oasis” in its annual “Best of Atlanta” issue. Thank you Atlanta Magazine! Read more
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News, Parks // 12/05/11
In a recent article, the New York Times spends takes a walk in Manhattan with renowned Urban Designer Alex Garvin, whose “Emerald Necklace” study was critical to the early success of turning the Atlanta BeltLine from a concept into reality. Money quote: “The best public spaces encourage diverse urban experiences, from people watching to protesting, daydreaming to […] Read more
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