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 Atlanta BeltLine News // 06/20/14
The Department of Public Works, Planning and Community Development, in coordination with Atlanta City Council is seeking public input on project selection and criteria for a proposed bond referendum to pay for the repairs to and improvements of the City’s public infrastructure. The City of Atlanta presently has an infrastructure backlog of nearly $900 million, which […] Read more
posted in Atlanta BeltLine Tours, Events // 06/17/14
More than 500 cyclists geared up for the sold-out, Atlanta BeltLine 7th Annual Bicycle Tour on Saturday, June 14 – presented by the Atlanta Beltline Partnership and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Bike Angels led cyclists through 45 Atlanta neighborhoods while tracing the current and proposed Atlanta BeltLine corridor. “We were overwhelmed with the response to […] Read more
posted in Progress, Transit // 06/13/14
Planning for transit on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and the extension of the Downtown Atlanta Streetcar is progressing. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has started the technical studies that evaluate the potential impacts of the first extensions of the streetcar lines. These detailed evaluations will consider possible impacts to endangered species, existing parks, historic properties, local […] Read more
posted in Construction Updates, Progress // 06/12/14
Work is starting on the North Avenue Plaza, a project resulting from a partnership between Jamestown (the developers of Ponce City Market) and the Atlanta BeltLine. The Plaza, partially funded by a Federal Transportation, Community, and System Preservation (TCSP) grant, will function as a public space immediately adjacent to the Ponce City Market development, giving users of […] Read more
posted in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Volunteer // 06/06/14
Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Art on the Atlanta BeltLine but were unsure how to do it? Here is a way to bring your unique skills to the table and help make year 5 of this amazing project happen! Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is seeking dedicated volunteers to […] Read more
People sometimes ask us what we’ve learned from the time we started building the Atlanta BeltLine, and often the answer is: “Expect the unexpected.” Because we are working with and remediating a 100+ year old railroad corridor, it isn’t uncommon that the documents and records have been lost over the years, leaving our team to […] Read more
Atlanta BeltLine part of national rails-to-trails movement to spur economic development, healthy lifestyles and alternative transportation options ATLANTA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $5 million grant to develop the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the nation’s largest urban redevelopment programs that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and […] Read more
posted in Press Releases // 05/22/14
Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park Lauded for Sustainability and Humanity Luxembourg – On May 21, 2014, the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) recognized the Atlanta BeltLine as the best environmental rehabilitation project in the world during their World Conference focused on Building Humanity. The prestigious Prix d ‘Excellence Award is the first international […] Read more
posted in Learn, Progress // 05/20/14
In case you missed it, the Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing meeting got a makeover last week. On Thursday, May 15, the meeting started with the traditional presentation: an overview of the Atlanta BeltLine program and updates on the progress of current projects.The meeting then transitioned to an open-house format. This format allowed for a deeper dive into all aspects […] Read more
posted in Planning // 05/15/14
The American Planning Association (APA) held its 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta from April 26-30, bringing planners and planning-enthusiasts from all over the nation to our beloved city. APA selects conference locations each year that “represent the gold standard in sense of place, cultural and historical interest, and a vision for tomorrow,” and Atlanta is […] Read more
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