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 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
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 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 Historic Fourth Ward Park, Progress // 05/06/14
The Atlantic Cities published a thoughtful and nuanced look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s progress-to-date and potential for transformative impact on Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods: “Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?” Local writer Rebecca Burns calls the transit-oriented development of the Atlanta BeltLine “magical” and notes that some of the excitement stems from the 22-mile loop’s […] Read more
posted in Press Releases, Progress // 03/31/14
Construction on Ramp and Stairs to the Atlanta BeltLine to Continue into the Summer Atlanta – On Tuesday, April 1, the Edgewood Avenue Bridge over the Atlanta BeltLine corridor will reopen to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This span has been closed for one year for demolition and reconstruction. A dedication for the new bridge […] Read more
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News, Progress // 03/14/14
2013 was a landmark year for the Atlanta BeltLine. Along with unveiling the Strategic Implementation Plan, welcoming Paul Morris as the new President and CEO, and receiving an $18 million TIGER V grant to commence work on the Westside Trail, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and its partners also opened the Southwest Connector Spur Trail, welcomed the […] Read more
Have you seen the January 2014 issue of Planning Magazine? The new issue of the American Planning Association’s national publication is all about Atlanta, and the Atlanta BeltLine features prominently. An excerpt from Planning Atlanta, a book due out in April 2014, takes a look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s beginnings, its grassroots growth, and its progress with an essay […] Read more
Even though the weather was chilly last Friday, the sun was shining and the skies were blue as officials and community members began to move dirt on the Eastside Trail Gateway. An enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people turned out to see the first shovels go into the ground. When completed, the Gateway path will be […] Read more
Last Tuesday was the fourth and final Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing of 2013. We took the opportunity to present the public with a recap of Atlanta BeltLine progress and events from the past year, and now we want to offer it to our online audience in blog form. Here it is: 2013 – A Year in […] Read more
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