The Southwest Connector Spur Trail is the hilliest of the four trail segments, and the perfect training area for the Atlanta Triathlon Kids. Check out the latest “Life On the Atlanta BeltLine” video, highlighting a special bond between these young people and the Atlanta Police Department’s dedicated Path Force Unit. Watch now →
Discover Art on the Trails! Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns with visual and performing art. Visual installations along the Eastside Trail are ongoing, and performances take place on the first two weekends in October. Check out the performance schedule →
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
We look forward to assisting the media seeking news and press releases regarding developments, construction updates, community involvement, public health, and more. There are two primary entities working together to make the vision of the Atlanta BeltLine a reality. When contacting communications representatives with the Atlanta BeltLine, it is important to understand the differences in the two entities so that you are able to reach out to the department that can best serve your needs.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) was formed in 2006 for the purpose of managing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine program. Tasked with overseeing the planning and execution of the project, ABI works closely with City of Atlanta departments to define details of the plan, secure public funding, inform and engage members of the community, and serve as the overall project managers for construction of the trails, transit, parks, and other key components. Learn more about Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) is a non-profit organization funded entirely through private endeavors. ABP staff members work with neighborhoods, businesses, community and faith organizations, and other groups to raise general awareness, programs, and broad-based support for the Atlanta BeltLine. ABP raises funds through private and philanthropic sources, and serves as a catalyst to mobilize resources to achieve the positive social impacts of the Atlanta BeltLine vision. Learn more about Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is eager to engage local and national media outlets seeking news articles, feature pieces, and press releases regarding the Atlanta BeltLine. It is important for everyone to have accurate information about Atlanta BeltLine developments, grand openings, progress reports, and other media-worthy items.
On January 17, 2017, Circle of Friends: Celebrating Life, Inc. (COFCL) announced its new Impact Scholarship to assist young, female survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation pursue post-secondary education and workforce skills in pursuit of self-sufficiency. COFCL may award up to twenty (20) new scholarships in an aggregate amount of up to $10,000 each year. […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) begins the New Year with more good news on the heels of the historic passage of TSPLOST and MARTA referenda. On December 29th, 2016, ABI, in partnership with City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta and outside Bond Counsel, worked deep into the holiday break to successfully complete and close their first Bond […] Learn more
Goats will begin work at future site of Enota Park Trees Atlanta has teamed up with Get Your Goat, a local company providing shepherd and goat grazing services, to help clear invasive ivy in the future Enota Park. Located between the current Enota Place Playlot and under-construction Westside Trail, the wooded area is currently covered […] Learn more
ATLANTA—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. The Art Works category […] Learn more
ATLANTA (November 30, 2016) – David A. Jackson has been named Deputy Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Jackson, who most recently served as Visiting Community and Economic Development Advisor for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to secure private, corporate, and philanthropic […] Learn more
Aimed at Funding and Expanding the Atlanta BeltLine, Membership Drive is Set to Run Through December 16 ATLANTA (Nov. 16, 2016) – The Atlanta Beltline Partnership (ABP), with the support of Nebo, a full-service digital marketing agency located in midtown Atlanta, has announced the launch of the 2016 Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Member Drive designed to […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will host its third and final Play Day of 2016 this Saturday, October 8 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Boulevard Crossing Park in Chosewood Park. Boulevard Crossing Park opened in the fall of 2011 and sits on the southern edge of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This is the second time […] Learn more
Free Workshops Will Focus on Empowering Residents in Atlanta BeltLine Neighborhoods to Make Informed Home Ownership Choices The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Home Place Consulting are partnering to provide a series of homeowner education workshops for residents in communities along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. The workshops are designed to ensure existing homeowners in Atlanta […] Learn more
Annual exhibition began with Lantern Parade on September 10 and will continue with performances through October. ATLANTA – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has finalized its performance schedule that kicked off with the Lantern Parade on September 10 and will continue through the month of October. The exhibition, now the largest temporary public art exhibition […] Learn more
The $7.8 Million Revitalization Project Represents Successful Public Private Collaboration in Affordable Housing Development WHO: Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith, District 1 Laurel Hart, Director Housing Finance & Development Division, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Paul Morris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Invest Atlanta Columbus […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine unveils informational video, feature on mobile app for upgraded etiquette campaign. In 2014, the Atlanta BeltLine launched the first round of the etiquette campaign to spread messages of basic courtesy and consideration for others while using the Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails. Dubbed “#beltlinecharm,” the core of the campaign focused on grassroots engagement […] Learn more
Parade officials advise detour routes and alternative transportation WHAT: The 2016 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and sponsored by Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, will mark the opening of the seventh year of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. The exhibition is presented […] Learn more
Interested Community-Based Health Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Program Funding The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) have announced Westside Trail Community Health Grants, a new program designed to provide funding to organizations interested in developing and implementing unique, health-related programming in communities along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail corridor. This […] Learn more
Free, Two-Day Festival on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail Celebrates the Spirit of the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest, presented by XFINITY, returns for its second year on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark field. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Rival Entertainment are teaming […] Learn more
Detour routes will be established for connection between Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park. WHAT: Modifications to the Gateway Trail to/from Historic Fourth Ward Park will be made by the developers of North & Line residential project. As a courtesy to Atlanta BeltLine Trail users, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is notifying the public that the […] Learn more
Intersection of Eastside Trail and Kirkwood Avenue to Close Detour routes will be established to route traffic around the Reynoldstown closure. WHAT: Atlanta BeltLine contractors will continuously close the intersection of Kirkwood Avenue at Eastside Trail. The closure will begin Monday morning, August 22 through September 21. WHEN: Monday August 22 at 6 a.m. through […] Learn more
Event #1: Committed to Communities WHO: James Alexander, Housing Policy and Development Director for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI); Committed to Communities; and Operation HOPE WHAT: Free information session centered around downpayment assistance programs and affordable housing opportunities to live along the Atlanta BeltLine WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: […] Learn more
Largest temporary art exhibition in the south will enter its seventh year on September 10 Atlanta – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the south’s largest temporary public art exhibition is returning on September 10 for its seventh year. The exhibition features more than 150 works of art in a variety of disciplines and will kick […] Learn more
WHO: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) WHAT: Travel advisory for Wylie Street lane closures WHERE: Wylie Street in Atlanta (30316) between Krog Street and Chester Avenue WHEN: Starting Monday, August 1, 2016 for approximately six weeks from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays WHY: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is constructing the southern extension of the Eastside Trail […] Learn more
Joint Initiative to Help Bring the Atlanta BeltLine Vision to Life and Help Volunteers Get Involved in Their Communities The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Hands On Atlanta (HOA) are partnering to recruit and manage volunteers interested in helping bring the Atlanta BeltLine vision to life. HOA will now serve as the central location for volunteers to […] Learn more
Run/Walk Presented by Delta Air Lines to Pass Through Historic Westside Neighborhoods and Be Followed by Second Play Day of 2016 The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Presenting Sponsor Delta Air Lines invite runners of all fitness levels to participate in the 6th annual Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K on Saturday, July 16th beginning at 7:30 a.m. […] Learn more
WHO: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) WHAT: Travel Advisory for Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW Closure WHERE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW between Stafford Street SW and Morris Brown Dr. SW WHEN: Saturday, June 11 at 6:00 a.m. through Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. MEDIA BRIEFING: ABI will be available to brief the […] Learn more
WHO: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Westside Study Group WHAT: Public Meeting – Special Called – Westside Trail Bridge over Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will be holding a special called Westside Study Group public meeting on the removal of the Westside Trail Bridge over Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. We will be looking […] Learn more
ATLANTA, May 12, 2016 — Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) today announced the reopening of the affordable housing finance partnership: the Atlanta BeltLine Housing Initiative Program (HIP). The HIP offers up to $3 million in grant funding for the purchase of new homes or the rehabilitation of […] Learn more
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the south’s largest temporary public art exhibition, has extended the deadline for proposals. The due date for responses to the RFP has been extended until May 11, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. Responses submitted prior by May 2nd will not be returned however, those responses may be resubmitted and identified as a […] Learn more
ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayana Gabriel to its Board of Directors. Ms. Gabriel was appointed by Atlanta City Council to fill the Board’s Community Representative position. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Gabriel was a member of the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) and […] Learn more
ATLANTA – Today Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), announced the appointment of Nina R. Hickson to serve as Vice President and General Counsel. In this capacity, she will be responsible for all legal matters including general corporate transactions, corporate governance, compliance and risk management and a wide variety of real estate-related matters including transactional work and […] Learn more
ATLANTA – Today Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) announced the appointment of Dr. Henry Ikwut-Ukwa to serve as their new Transportation Director. In this capacity, Dr. Ikwut-Ukwa will lead the effort to implement the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine transit loop with the Atlanta Streetcar crosstown network, as well as the implementation of Atlanta BeltLine 46-miles of complete […] Learn more
Largest Outdoor Temporary Public Art Exhibition in the South Seeking Artist Proposals Atlanta – Celebrating seven years as Atlanta’s largest temporary outdoor art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals seeking artists for the 2016 exhibition. Scheduled for September through November, temporary works of visual and performing art will be […] Learn more
On January 25, 2016, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announced a campaign to raise $1.1M for lighting on the popular Eastside Trail, a 2.3-mile segment that connects Piedmont Park to Krog Street Market. The campaign, titled Light the Line, is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives to support the development of the Atlanta BeltLine. […] Learn more
Artist will work alongside Atlanta Public School students to create a public work celebrating community ATLANTA –The Atlanta BeltLine is looking for an experienced artist to work alongside high school students to design and construct a large-scale mural. The chosen artist will help direct local students from Carver High School in developing, selecting, and implementing […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Opens Door to Unprecedented Mobility Options On December 8, 2015, the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) received approval from the Atlanta City Council on the Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan (SSP). The SSP is an amendment to the Connect Atlanta Plan. Prior to the adoption of the SSP by City Council, […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine Seeking Qualified Planning Consultant for Implementation of Public Art ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is extending the deadline to submit qualifications for the Art and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan. ABI is seeking technical proposals to develop a plan that will identify areas for potential art installations throughout the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This […] Learn more
Fundraising Run/Walk along Eastside Trail to Provide Fun for All Fitness Levels The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership invites all fitness levels to participate in the 5th Annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Starting the day’s festivities at Stoveworks on Krog Street, hundreds of participants ranging from avid […] Learn more
POND & Company selected to Design a Cultural Landmark and Stage Structure Atlanta —POND & Company has been chosen to help lead design efforts for the Reynoldstown Stage and Performance area along the Atlanta BeltLine. The concept for the project was proposed by Georgia Tech professor Tristan Al-Haddad who will be a valued member of […] Learn more
Engagement aimed to activate jobs and economic development of key Westside Trail parcel ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is seeking proposals from qualified firms, teams or individuals to perform an assessment to support ABI’s effort to position a key Westside Trail property to attract jobs and improve economic conditions. The “Murphy Crossing” site, as […] Learn more
Sculpture will become part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Continuing Exhibition ATLANTA –The Atlanta BeltLine is looking for experienced artists and designers to submit proposals for a large scale, outdoor sculpture to display along the Eastside Trail. Sculptures should be monumental in size with a three-dimensional form and be visible from at least 100 […] Learn more
Funding contribution announced at the Atlanta BeltLine’s Fall Play Day ATLANTA, GA – Cigna, a global health service company, announced yesterday that it will be providing funding to support more than 500 free fitness classes at the Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta’s sustainable redevelopment project and network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit. Through a unique […] Learn more
ATLANTA – For the second year in a row, the Atlanta BeltLine and #weloveatl are teaming up through the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition to help elevate the art scene in Atlanta, particularly along the Atlanta BeltLine. For this year’s exhibition, #weloveatl has collaborated with Joe Dreher to present “The (HE)ART GALLERY.” The display, […] Learn more
More than 900 feet of photography featured on the Eastside Trail installation ATLANTA – Returning to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine for a second year, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), along with their partners at United Photo Industries of NY, exhibits their photo gallery “The Fence.” The photographic installation features over 900 feet of internationally submitted […] Learn more
Awards Recognize Atlanta BeltLine for Excellence in Economic Development ATLANTA – In a ceremony during the 2015 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Conference, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) received two awards for excellence in economic development from the IEDC. ABI was honored with a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of Neighborhood Development […] Learn more
New campaign features collaboration with local artists and will incorporate etiquette mascot. ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is unveiling the second round of its “etiquette campaign.” For the first time, the campaign will feature Eddy Cat, the etiquette mascot, to deliver messages about courtesy and thoughtfulness on the Atlanta BeltLine’s parks and trails. Eddy […] Learn more
ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Clyde Higgs as their new Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Higgs joins ABI from his most recent position as Executive Vice President of Operations Development for the North Carolina Research Campus, a multi-faceted initiative of real estate developer Castle & […] Learn more
Parking is limited and officials advise using alternative transportation The annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and sponsored by Atlanta Medical Center, will mark the opening of the sixth year of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, September 12. Parade-goers are encouraged […] Learn more
Annual exhibition begins with Lantern Parade on September 12 and continues through mid-November ATLANTA – The sixth year of Art on the Atlanta Beltline features more than 100 visual and performance projects, making it the largest outdoor exhibition in the south. Beginning on September 12 with the Lantern Parade created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter […] Learn more
Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park Recognized as Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 Winner ATLANTA – On September 3, the Atlanta BeltLine was honored with a Phoenix Award at Brownfields 2015 in Chicago, IL. The event was hosted by the Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc. and recognized real estate developers, environmentalists, and other public and […] Learn more
New initiative aimed at strengthening outreach to residents through the Faith Community The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) announces a new initiative aimed at strengthening outreach and engagement in the 45 neighborhoods connected by the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and beyond. The Atlanta BeltLine Faith-Based Collaborative, co-chaired by Rev. Portia Wills-Lee and John Berry, will soon begin […] Learn more
New Members will help ensure compliance of urban design regulations on the Atlanta BeltLine ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta has confirmed the four new members of the Design Review Committee (DRC) which will advise the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning and Community Development to ensure compliance of urban design regulations within the Atlanta […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is teaming up with Rival Entertainment to deliver a first-ever festival experience that embraces the spirit and culture of the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, which debuted in 2010 and drew more than 20,000 participants last year. The Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark from 5PM to 11PM on […] Learn more
The South’s Largest Temporary Public Art Project Returns for a Sixth Year from September 12 to November 15 Atlanta – The largest temporary, outdoor public art exhibition in the south, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, returns this fall for its sixth year. This year’s exhibition will feature more than 100 works of visual and performing […] Learn more
ATLANTA – July 10, 2015 – The Atlanta BeltLine is proud to announce Atlanta Medical Center as a sponsor of the 2015 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. The Lantern Parade will take place Sept. 12, 2015, kicking off the sixth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Thousands of metro Atlanta residents are expected to turn […] Learn more
Largest outdoor temporary exhibition in the south awarded for excellence in public works of art On May 19, 2015, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. accepted an Award of Excellence for the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Awards of Excellence are presented to programs, projects and individuals who significantly contribute toward the enhancement of the City of […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has successfully completed its most recent capital campaign to support the building of the Westside Trail. Inspired by a lead gift of $5 million from Jim Kennedy through The James M. Cox Foundation / PATH Foundation and invigorated by a number of donations of $500,000 or more, the $12.5 million campaign […] Learn more
ATLANTA, April 7, 2015 — Effective April 1, 2015, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development increased the Area Median Income for the Atlanta area to $68,300. As a result, more homebuyers and homeowners may now qualify for assistance through the Atlanta BeltLine Housing Initiative Program (HIP). Applicants for the program must earn […] Learn more
Committee will set framework for highest design standards for projects in Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area ATLANTA – On March 2, 2015, the Atlanta City Council passed legislation to approve a Design Review Committee (DRC) to be managed by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI). The purpose of the DRC is to achieve the highest design standards for […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Partner to Launch New Housing Finance Partnership ATLANTA, March 3, 2015 — Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) and Atlanta BeltLine Inc. today announced the launch of an affordable housing finance partnership that offers a cumulative $600,000 in grant funding for the purchase of […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is celebrating the fifth year of its popular race events with a new look and emphasis on both running and walking. Featuring two 5Ks, an 8K and a 10K, the Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Series invites people of all fitness levels to join the fun and festive atmosphere. “With nearly 10,000 participants […] Learn more
Heard about the Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Series (formerly the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series)? Have great ideas for a t-shirt? Then we want to hear from you! Entering its fifth year, the four-race series has attracted nearly 10,000 participants – providing a fun, festive atmosphere while connecting people to diverse communities and better health. Now in […] Learn more
Media contact: Ericka Brown Davis, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (404) 477-3660, email@example.com Largest Outdoor Temporary Public Art Exhibition in the South Calls for Artists’ Proposals Atlanta – Following up on the success of the fifth year of exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns this fall to present visual and performing art along the Atlanta BeltLine […] Learn more
Media Contact: Ericka Brown Davis (404) 477-3659, firstname.lastname@example.org WHO: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. WHAT: Travel Advisory for Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW Closure WHERE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW between Stafford Street SW and Morris Brown Dr. SW WHEN: Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m. WHY: […] Learn more
Media contact: Ericka Davis (404) 477-3660, email@example.com ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has announced the hiring of Stacy Patton as their new Real Estate Director. In this capacity, Ms. Patton will be responsible for overseeing all real estate‐related activities for ABI as it pertains to parks, trails, transit right‐of‐way, affordable workforce housing and economic […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership today announced the appointment of Chuck Meadows as the organization’s new Executive Director. Meadows grew up in Washington Park, an Atlanta BeltLine Westside neighborhood before graduating from Morehouse College and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He will step down from his post as President of Jim Adams LLC, an urban agriculture […] Learn more
Three-mile addition represents historic $43 million investment in southwest Atlanta ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail groundbreaking on Wednesday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. The Westside Trail, the next major milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine’s network of trails, transit, parks and green space will be a three mile addition […] Learn more
ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has announced the hiring of Ericka Davis as Director of Communications and Media Relations. In this capacity, Ms. Davis will direct all aspects of ABI’s multi-channel communications strategy and manage media relations for the organization. Ms. Davis joins ABI from her most recent position as Director of Communications and […] Learn more
With the purchase of a natural gas-powered tour bus, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s tour program will become both more environmentally and economically sustainable and handicapped accessible. “As stewards of precious philanthropic resources, we are pleased to introduce this bus that will enable us to more sustainably and cost effectively host our free tours of the […] Learn more
More than 900 feet of photography featured on the Eastside Trail installation ATLANTA – As part of the 2014 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is partnering with United Photo Industries of NY to exhibit “The Fence,” a photographic installation consisting of more than 900 feet of work from photographers selected […] Learn more
For a third year in a row, REI has committed financial support to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership‘s Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program. REI’s $20,000 grant will support the continued work of the 46 adopter groups along 8.2 miles of Atlanta BeltLine corridor currently included in the program. “REI believes in the Atlanta BeltLine as a long-term investment […] Learn more
Atlanta – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Benjamin Limmer as Transportation Director, a role that leads the planning, programming and project delivery for the Atlanta BeltLine’s transit and street improvement program. In this capacity, Mr. Limmer will lead the effort to implement the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine transit loop with […] Learn more
The annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade will mark the opening of the fifth year of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, September 6. Parade-goers are encouraged to gather at 7:30 p.m. with their lanterns at the southern end of the Eastside Trail along Irwin Street / Lake Avenue. The street will be closed from […] Learn more
Annual Temporary Exhibition Begins with Lantern Parade on September 6, Performances on September 7 ATLANTA— Art on the Atlanta Beltline returns for the fifth year with more visual art and performances than ever before. More than 100 installations and three performance weekends make this the largest temporary art exhibition in the City of Atlanta. The […] Learn more
ATLANTA (August 22, 2014) – The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, with the support of Nebo, an Atlanta-based digital marketing agency, has launched an innovative fundraising campaign that gives supporters of the Atlanta BeltLine a way to own a piece of its history while also helping build its future. Atlanta BeltLine enthusiasts can now visit BuildtheBeltLine.org to […] Learn more
The Gateway Trail connecting the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park opens August 22 ATLANTA –The Eastside Trail Gateway, an ADA-accessible path connecting Historic Fourth Ward Park to the Eastside Trail, officially opens at 11 a.m. on August 22 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed. The Gateway begins across from the Angier […] Learn more
App guides Atlanta BeltLine users with trip planning, location information Exploring the Atlanta BeltLine is easier than ever now that smartphone users have a comprehensive way to navigate around the city’s growing loop of trails and parks. Like the Atlanta BeltLine, the app is free to use, and is available for download from the iTunes store […] Learn more
Learn the latest in sustainable practices in special event on August 25, 2014 Atlanta – For the fourth year in a row, Atlanta’s premiere organic land care educational event returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is hosting the fourth annual Organic Land Care Symposium on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the […] Learn more
In signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act on Tuesday, President Obama cited the Atlanta BeltLine Workforce Partnership in Healthcare as one of 35 model programs from across the country. The Administration called for job-driven training as an essential pillar of U.S. economic strategy and profiled successful local efforts to be replicated nationally. “This recognition […] Learn more
Year five of temporary exhibition to get crowd-funding boost Atlanta – The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) has launched a $150,000 campaign on URUUT, an Atlanta-based crowd-funding platform, to help fund the fifth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition.Now the largest temporary public art exhibition in the southeast, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns this […] Learn more
Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Project Returns for a Fifth Year from September 6 to November 15 Atlanta – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, now the largest temporary public art exhibition in the southeast, returns this fall for its fifth year and will feature nearly 100 works of visual and performing art from September 6 […] Learn more
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awarded one of 66 “Our Town” Projects Selected Nationwide for Project on the Atlanta BeltLine Atlanta – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program’s fourth […] Learn more
Project Receives Authorization from Federal Highway Administration to Proceed with Construction Bidding; Final design complete and right-of-way acquired by June 30 deadline Atlanta – On June 30, the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail project reached a major project milestone. Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the City of Atlanta and […] Learn 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 […] Learn more
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 […] Learn more
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 […] Learn more
Atlanta, GA (March 19, 2014) Registration is underway for the 2014 Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, and neighborhood partners are working together to clear invasive bamboo and debris along the […] Learn more
Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Exhibition Seeking Artists for Fifth Annual Exhibition Atlanta –Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artists to solicit outdoor, temporary works of art for presentation on the Atlanta BeltLine in the fall of 2014. The upcoming exhibition represents Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s fifth […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Announces Active Lifestyle Competition Winner – The Atlanta BeltLine is rewarding participants in the Active Lifestyle Competition for their fitness accomplishments! ATLANTA (Feb. 18, 2014) The first winner of the annual Atlanta BeltLine Active Lifestyle Competition was announced last night at the Atlanta BeltLine Run Club at Park Tavern. Morningside resident […] Learn more
Mayor Kasim Reed to Accept Award for Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park Projects February 5 in Washington D.C. ATLANTA – On February 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed with the Overall Excellence Award for Smart Growth Achievement for the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth […] Learn more
Atlanta – On Friday, November 8, at 10 am officials from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and IIDA Georgia will dedicate a permanent piece of art on the Eastside Trail next to Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. Weighing over 13 tons, “Iron Column,” by Phil Proctor, was installed in late […] Learn more
ATLANTA (Oct. 15, 2013) The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is partnering with Soccer in the Streets to hold the first Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup on Sunday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at D.H. Stanton Park. Registrations will be held on a walk-up basis, and winning teams will receive medals. Youth of all ages […] Learn more
We are pleased to announce that Lindsey Hardegree has joined the staff of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership as its new Development Director. As Development Director, Lindsey will be working towards achieving the Partnership’s annual fundraising and sponsorship goals, ensuring deeply needed private support for the Atlanta BeltLine’s programs to engage the community and address the […] Learn more
TIGER V Grant to Fund Southwest Corridor Development ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta will receive an $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the development of a 2.5-mile portion of the Atlanta BeltLine in the southwest corridor, announced Mayor Reed on Monday. “The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the […] Learn more
Fourth Annual Exhibition Kicks off Saturday, September 7th with Lantern Parade on the Eastside Trail ATLANTA — Art on the Atlanta Beltline returns this fall as Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition, showcasing over 70 innovative works of performance and visual art from new and returning artists. The temporary installations feature the work of established […] Learn more
New unit comprised of military veterans will increase visibility and security ATLANTA- Mayor Kasim Reed and Police Chief George N. Turner today introduced the Path Force Unit, a dedicated public safety resource for the Atlanta BeltLine and adjacent parks, which began its patrols in early July. This new unit of 15 officers and 3 supervisors […] Learn more
Donation from Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association Funds New Addition to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Collection Atlanta – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will be adding a 23-foot tall Corinthian column, weighing over 13 tons, to its year-round art collection. Artist Phil Proctor envisioned the column, created out of railroad artifacts, to […] Learn more
Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Project Returns this Fall Atlanta – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns this fall as the largest temporary public art project in Atlanta. With over 70 innovative works of performance and visual art, this exhibition positions emerging art alongside established art, with featured installations by new and returning artists. Eight […] Learn more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA –The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Board of Directors elected Paul Morris to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Morris brings almost 30 years of experience to the organization, including previous work in consulting and line management roles focusing on transportation, urban redevelopment, natural resource management, public […] Learn more
From the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works: Please be advised that Krog Street between Edgewood Avenue and Dekalb Avenue will be closed temporarily to allow for AT&T utility work to occur adjacent to the Edgewood Avenue Bridge Construction Zone. The closure is planned for June 17, 2013 through August 3, 2013, weather permitting. […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has been awarded grant funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation as part of its active healthy living initiative and The Coca-Cola Company’s global anti-obesity campaign. The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to help fund Atlanta BeltLine health initiatives, including free and reduced-price fitness classes in the parks around the Atlanta BeltLine […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine to be Featured Prominently in Upcoming National Brownfields Conference ATLANTA – With approximately 1,100 acres of former industrial sites along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, brownfield remediation is a significant component of this 22-mile urban redevelopment project. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the significance of the Atlanta BeltLine and, on May 8 awarded […] Learn more
Atlanta – The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Board of Directors has named five finalists for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The slate of finalists is the result of a national search conducted by the Board with support from Korn/Ferry International. The five finalists (listed alphabetically) are Lisa Gordon, Chief […] Learn more
Registration is underway for the 2013 Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, and neighborhood partners are working together to plant native grass along the Eastside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine to […] Learn more
Registration opens March 20, 2013 ATLANTA – On April 12th, 2013, Trees Atlanta will launch Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tours to offer an in-depth exploration of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. The free walking tours are led by trained experts called docents and focus particularly on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about the Atlanta […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series announces the Atlanta BeltLine Northside 1K, a special event designed to get younger runners engaged and active on the Atlanta BeltLine. Held immediately following the Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K on Saturday, April 27th, the event will feature an abbreviated course and will be limited to 100 participants, ages 12 and […] Learn more
Seeking Artists for Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Exhibition Returning in Fall 2013 Atlanta – Now celebrating its fourth year as Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artists to solicit outdoor, temporary works of art for presentation on the Atlanta BeltLine in […] Learn more
One-mile spur trail will eventually connect to the Atlanta BeltLine as part of 33-Mile Trail Network ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the groundbreaking for the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Connector Trail on Saturday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m. next to Beecher Hills Elementary School. This new one-mile spur trail will be part of the […] Learn more
ATLANTA, GA. – On the last day of 2012, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) purchased a critical property from The Trust for Public Land that will connect the recently opened Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. Funding for the acquisition came from private donations to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign. This “Gateway” connection, when […] Learn more
Private Donations to Support “The Gateway” and Other Priority Projects ATLANTA (November 16, 2012) – The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership today announced it will receive a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation to support the Atlanta BeltLine project’s expansion, specifically the development of the Gateway connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The $3 million […] Learn more
Historic Fourth Ward Park from Atlanta Regional Commission on Vimeo. On Friday, October 12, the Atlanta Regional Commission bestowed its highest honor upon Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Development of Excellence Award. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Department of Watershed Management, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Trust for […] Learn more
MAYOR REED DEDICATES ATLANTA BELTLINE EASTSIDE TRAIL Much-Anticipated 2.25-Mile Trail Connecting Five Neighborhoods Officially Opens Oct. 15 ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the official dedication of the Atlanta BeltLine’s most significant step forward yet: the opening of the Eastside Trail on Monday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of the Atlanta […] Learn more
The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is progressing every day and is almost ready to welcome the public. This new 2.25-mile long section of the Atlanta BeltLine, running from Irwin St. to 10th St. and Monroe Dr., connects the neighborhoods of Virginia Highland, Midtown, Poncey Highland, Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. This section of trail also […] Learn more
December 1 Event Features First Official Run on New Eastside Trail and Exciting Tailgate and Neighborhood Challenges ATLANTA (Aug. 23, 2012) The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series announces its second annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K on Saturday, December 1, kicking off at Stoveworks (112 Krog Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307) at 10 a.m. This first official […] Learn more
Dynamic Exhibition Kicks off Saturday, September 8 with Performances through Sunday, November 11 ATLANTA (August 23, 2012) — Art on the Atlanta Beltline returns this fall as Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition, showcasing the work of new and returning, established and emerging visual artists, performers, and musicians along nine miles of the Atlanta BeltLine […] Learn more
Statement from John Somerhalder, Chairman of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors on Change in Leadership “The Atlanta BeltLine remains the single most compelling vision for the future of Atlanta. It came to fruition through deep, broad and passionate grassroots support that brought communities across this city together like never before. That foundation of […] Learn more
“Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has had incredible success building significant portions of the Atlanta BeltLine and has overcome great challenges along the way. Thanks to committed and expert staff and the work of great partner organizations, the Atlanta BeltLine is transforming the City of Atlanta, bringing badly needed infrastructure and amenities that did not previously exist […] Learn more
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to keep the Atlanta BeltLine Tour Program running through through December. In six years, more than 13,000 fans have enjoyed the free, narrated bus tour of the Atlanta BeltLine, named by Atlanta Magazine “one of the things every Atlantan […] Learn more
Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Project Returns for Third Exhibition Atlanta – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will be back on the scene this fall with over 70 innovative works of performance and visual art. This annual, two-month long exhibition is all outdoors on the Atlanta BeltLine and free to the public. Distinctive art installations […] Learn more
On Tuesday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. the Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing will feature speakers from across the region to discuss the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum. The $8.5 billion ballot initiative includes a set project list of regional transportation projects with 15% of the funding dedicated to local jurisdictions for local transportation […] Learn more
June 9 – 11 (4 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday) June 16 – 18 (4 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday) The Eastside Trail project, now under construction, spans more than two miles from the southeast tip of Piedmont Park to Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. It is the next major […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce M. Sheperd, and the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Unveil New Amenity in Southwest Atlanta Park Community Celebration with Music and Children’s Games on Saturday, May 19 Atlanta, May 8, 2012 – Atlanta BeltLine officials, Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce M. Sheperd, and Parks Department Commissioner George […] Learn more
Atlanta, March 15, 2012 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is excited to welcome its newest team member, Brian Hooker, as the Director of Real Estate. Brian will be responsible for overseeing all real estate‐related activities for ABI as pertaining to parks, trails, transit right‐of‐way, affordable workforce housing and economic development. Brian joins ABI from CBRE, […] Learn more
Atlanta, March 14, 2012 – The Board of Directors of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) elected John W. Somerhalder II as Chairman of the Board at its meeting this morning. Mr. Somerhalder has served as a member of the Board since 2009. Mr. Somerhalder is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGL Resources and serves […] Learn more
Public is Invited to Participate on Saturday, March 10, 2012 Atlanta, March 7, 2012 – On Saturday, March 10, the Atlanta BeltLine invites the public to an educational workshop on Environmental Justice at Atlanta City Hall. As part of its mission to build a sustainable redevelopment and mobility project that benefits all communities, Atlanta BeltLine, […] Learn more
Learn the latest in sustainable landscaping in special event on March 5, 2012 Atlanta, March 1, 2012 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is hosting the second annual Organic Land Care Symposium on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. From backyard maintenance to the management of public spaces, attendees will learn about a variety of techniques […] Learn more
Bridge Work and Road Closures to Take Place in March 2012: Part of Ponce de Leon Ave to be Closed for Two Weekends & Part of Ralph McGill to be Closed for One Month Atlanta, February 27, 2012 – The Eastside Trail project, now under construction, spans more than two miles from the tip of Piedmont Park to Inman Park […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine’s Successful Temporary Public Art Initiative Returns Seeking Artists for 2012’s Fall Exhibition Atlanta, February 17, 2012 – Following two successful years as Atlanta’s largest temporary art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artists to solicit outdoor, temporary works of art for presentation on the Atlanta […] Learn 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, […] Learn more
Down Payment Assistance And Low Monthly Payments on New Two-Bedroom Lofts For Those Making Under $68,000 — Early Registrants Will Increase Their Chances of Being Chosen in The Drawing of Less Than 30 Homes on Saturday, December 10 ATLANTA, November 15, 2011 – As part of its mission to create affordable workforce housing, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) purchased […] Learn more
More than a Dozen Performances on the East Side during Three Weekends in November, Including The Lantern Parade in Historic Fourth Ward Park on November 12! Atlanta –November – the final month of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, will have sixteen performances and events to close out the exhibit. There will be performances of music, dance, theatre, […] Learn more
A Dozen Performances on the East and West Sides during Four Weekends in October Atlanta, October 4, 2011 – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine continues in October with performances every weekend of the month. More than 145 proposals were submitted for inclusion in this year’s exhibit, with 66 visual and performance pieces selected to become part of […] Learn more
A Dozen Performances on the East and West Sides during Four Weekends in September Atlanta, September 8, 2011 – Following the success of its inaugural year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns this weekend, inviting residents and visitors to explore new segments of the Atlanta BeltLine that will be lined with unique displays of temporary […] Learn more
“Art on the Atlanta BeltLine” and Central Atlanta Progress Extend Reach of Civil and Human Rights Film Series (Atlanta), August 17, 2011 – The National Center for Civil and Human Rights announces its September, 2011 line-up for Films That Matter. The second annual series features mainstream hits with civil and human rights themes and will […] Learn more
Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Comment on the Tier 1 Draft Environmental Study Atlanta, August 5, 2011 – MARTA and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) invite the public to share input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) during public hearings on August 16 and 18. The EIS is a critical federal study conducted by MARTA […] Learn more
Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Project Returns this September Featuring New and Returning Artists Atlanta, July 21, 2011 – Following the success of its inaugural year, “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine” is returning this fall, inviting residents and visitors to explore new segments of the Atlanta BeltLine that will be lined with unique displays of temporary public art. […] Learn more
Community Celebration with Food, Music and Fun on Saturday, June 18 Atlanta, June 16, 2011 – Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the official dedication of Historic Fourth Ward Park along the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Following the opening ceremonies, guests can enjoy food, music and children’s activities from 10:30 to […] Learn more
Grand Opening Celebration on June 11 to include Skate Demonstrations, Music and Fun Atlanta, June 9, 2011 – This Saturday, June 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Atlanta’s first skatepark will open as part of Historic Fourth Ward Park on the Atlanta BeltLine. The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is one of three new parks opening as […] Learn more
Community Celebration with Food, Music and Fun on Saturday, May 14 Atlanta (May 6, 2011) – The City of Atlanta will re-open the newly renovated D.H. Stanton Park in the Peoplestown neighborhood as part of the Atlanta BeltLine with a community celebration on Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. Members of the community are invited […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Will Host the Symposium on Thursday, March 24 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta, February 15, 2011 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is hosting its first-ever Organic Land Care Symposium at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Thursday, March 24, 2011. The symposium will provide attendees with insights into the benefits and techniques of […] Learn more
Atlanta BeltLine’s Successful Temporary Public Art Initiative Returns – Seeking New Commissions for 2011’s Fall Program Atlanta, February 3, 2011 – Following the success of its inaugural year, “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” the City’s first-ever temporary art exhibit in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from artists for a new […] Learn more
Twenty-four Goats Clearing Kudzu to Make Way for Trees in Boulevard Crossing Park ATLANTA, GA (September 30, 2010) – Trees Atlanta introduced a new pilot project this week in Boulevard Crossing Park, which is being built as part of the Atlanta BeltLine. The non-profit tree planting and conservation organization brought in a herd of twenty-four […] Learn more
Exhibit Won Four of Creative Loafing’s 2010 “Best of Atlanta” Awards Atlanta, September 27, 2010 – Art on the BeltLine: Atlanta’s New Public Place, the first-ever art exhibition along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor which opened in June, has scheduled several events and performances as part of its closing ceremony the weekend of October 2 and […] Learn more
Revenues Support Atlanta BeltLine Maintenance, Development and Operations Atlanta (July 14, 2010) – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. announced that Lanier Parking Solutions has been selected to manage the gravel parking lot at 10th Street and Monroe Drive on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor next to Park Tavern. The initial rates to park will be $3 during the […] Learn more
June 26th Events to Include 5K Run and Ceremony Celebrating Westview Neighborhood’s 100-Year Anniversary ATLANTA (June 15, 2010) – The second phase of the Atlanta BeltLine’s West End Trail will formally open on Sat., June 26, at 10:30 a.m. near KIPP STRIVE Academy (1444 Lucile Ave., SW). The ceremony will be part of the Westview […] Learn more
Atlanta Receives Largest Gift Among 19 National Grant Recipients Atlanta, May 6, 2010 – The Tony Hawk Foundation awarded Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. with a grant of $25,000 to help with the construction of a new 15,000-square foot skatepark, Atlanta’s first, which is now under construction as part of Historic Fourth Ward Park in the Old […] Learn more
Temporary Art in the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor on exhibit from May through October 2010 Atlanta, GA, April 21, 2010 – The “Art on the BeltLine” working group today announced 30 visual and performance art installations for the first-ever temporary art exhibit in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, which will run from May through October of 2010. […] Learn more
Atlanta, GA, March 31, 2010 – Mayor Kasim Reed today honored 10 individuals who completed the first-ever Atlanta BeltLine Greenspace Job Training Program. The program, a partnership between the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), targets individuals who live in neighborhoods along the BeltLine and trains them with skills to help […] Learn more
Atlanta, Ga, March 30, 2010- April 3 Celebration of Atlanta BetlLine’s Historic Fourth Ward Park Progress to Include Contests, Food and Music What The local skateboarding community is joining the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine in commemorating Atlanta’s first skatepark, Foundation Skatepark, and celebrating the groundbreaking of its newest skatepark being developed as part of […] Learn more
Fellowships available in six different fields; Application Deadline April 1, 2010 Atlanta, GA, March 16, 2010 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has launched a new fellowship program to increase the capacity of its staff and to provide invaluable work experience for fellows. The Atlanta BeltLine Fellowship represents a tremendous opportunity to positively impact the way […] Learn more
Team led by Perkins+Will and James Corner Field Operations, Designer of New York’s High Line Atlanta, GA, February 10, 2010 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s (ABI) Board of Directors today approved the selection of a design team led by Perkins+Will and James Corner Field Operations to design the 22-mile BeltLine Corridor. This design effort will show what the […] Learn more
Atlanta, GA, December 15, 2009 – The City of Atlanta today closed a $78.12 million bond issuance for the BeltLine Tax Allocation District (TAD). As part of the transaction, the City’s $64.5M BeltLine TAD Bonds, Series 2008, originally privately placed, were remarketed to new investors. Nine investors purchased the BeltLine TAD Bonds, Series 2009, which […] Learn more
Atlanta, November 14th, 2009 – Celebration to include live music. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The BeltLine Partnership, Councilmember Cleta Winslow (District 4), City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and artist Malaika Favorite invite you to the dedication for West End Remembers on Saturday November 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. The mural was created by artist […] Learn more
Atlanta, GA, September 16, 2009 – The Board of Directors of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) today named Brian Leary as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the implementing entity of Atlanta’s visionary BeltLine Project, which will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor […] Learn more
Georgia Department Of Transportation And Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Reach Agreement On Exclusive Rights To Purchase Land In Southwest And Southeast Corridors For BeltLine Atlanta, GA, July 9, 2009 – Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner Vance Smith, Jr., and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) President and CEO Terri Montague today announced entering into a purchase option […] Learn more
Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2009 – Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) will begin a transition in leadership from its founding President and Chief Executive Officer Terri Montague who will depart that position on September 1, 2009. The ABI board will establish a process to identify a successor, and Montague will continue in a consulting role through […] Learn more
March 6, 2009 – After 30 days of review and analysis by officials from organizations including the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the City of Atlanta, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), Amtrak, MARTA, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and the Transit Implementation Board (TIB), these parties have reached a consensus on joint actions to develop and […] Learn more
Atlanta, February 2, 2009 – A meeting of officials from key organizations including the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the City of Atlanta, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Amtrak, the Atlanta Regional Commission, MARTA and the Transit Implementation Board along with staff from Congressman John Lewis’ office was held today to discuss the critical issue regarding plans […] Learn more
Atlanta, GA, Oct. 31, 2008 – Today, the City Of Atlanta closed on a private placement of BeltLine Tax Allocation District (TAD) bonds worth $64.5 million, slightly more than half (54%) of the original bond authorization approved by City Council in August 2008. Two local institutions, Wachovia Bank and SunTrust Bank, each purchased $32.25 million […] Learn more
Atlanta, GA, Oct. 15, 2008 – Thirty-five acres of blighted industrial lowland across North Avenue from City Hall East are a step closer to transformation into Historic Fourth Ward Park after a groundbreaking ceremony today at the future park site. Construction of a detention pond as part of the Clear Creek Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) […] Learn more
Bringing the Story into Focus
If you are interested in using Atlanta BeltLine photos or videos in your work, you’ve come to the right place! The Atlanta BeltLine has an extensive library of digital assets. We often receive media, research, commercial, and personal requests to use these images. On this page, you will find the guidelines and conditions for use of Atlanta BeltLine images, as well as a form you can use to make a request.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (“ABI”) and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (“ABP”) have an extensive library of digital assets. We often receive media, research, commercial, and personal requests to use these images. On this page, you will find the guidelines, terms and conditions for requesting a license for use of ABI/ABP photos and videos.
Atlanta BeltLine Photo and Video Usage Guidelines
Photos/videos made available by ABI are copyrighted materials that are owned or controlled by ABI or ABP. Photos/videos may not be used to suggest endorsement or sponsorship by ABI or ABP of any product or service, or any affiliation with ABI or ABP.
Photos/videos subject to ABI’s copyright include, but are not limited to, those displayed on beltline.org and on our social media sites including our flickr account, Facebook (Atlanta BeltLine, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, and Atlanta BeltLine Race Series), Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube channel.
Requests for a license for use of images or videos for either personal non-commercial use or for commercial use can be submitted via the online request procedure provided below, specifying the scope of use being requested. All licenses of ABI or ABP copyrighted images are subject to the terms and conditions provided below as well as the additional license parameters, scope and other terms provided by ABI as part of its response to your license request submission, which you agree to comply with as part of your request submission.
Photo/video licenses are also subject to payment of the applicable fees in accordance with ABI’s Rights and Reproduction Image Fee Schedule. Please download and review the Fee Schedule as it will assist in filling out the request form below.
Those interested in using an image or video must complete the request form below and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use that follow. ABI will contact you within approximately 24-48 hours of receiving your request.
Can You Picture It?
Are you interested in filming or photographing on the Atlanta BeltLine? Please review the information provided below for guidelines pertaining to filming and photographing in the parks and on the trails of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Please read through the information provided below for guidelines pertaining to filming and photographing in the parks and on the trails of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Please contact Ericka Davis, Director of Communications and Media Relations, for permission to commercially film and photograph in locations owned by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI). Ericka can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 404-477-3660.
ABI requests at least 5 business days notice to approve requests and execute licensing agreements.
The remainder of Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skatepark exclusive of the lake and outdoor theater
West End Trail
Southwest Connector Spur Trail
H. Stanton Park
Boulevard Crossing Park
Gordon White Park
Arthur Langford Park
Frequently Asked Questions
Does your office have stock footage of the Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails? Can I request to use photographs / b-roll that are owned by the Atlanta BeltLine?
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has a library of photographs and video footage that are available depending on the nature of the request. Requests by non-profits, the media, conferences, colleges and universities, and select others will likely be fulfilled. Requests by commercial entities (i.e. marketing agencies, real estate organizations, and for-profit companies) are prohibited unless approved in writing.
How much does it cost to film on the Atlanta BeltLine?
I’m planning an engagement / wedding photo shoot. Do I need permission?
If your photo shoot is for personal use, you do not need permission. If it is for commercial use, you need permission.
I am having a permitted event on the Atlanta BeltLine. Do I need permission to film or photograph my event?
If you already have permission for your event (i.e. festival, wedding, concert, etc.), then you do not need an additional permit to film and photograph your event.
I use the Atlanta BeltLine frequently. How do you anticipate filming activities impacting trail and park users?
Our Atlanta BeltLine users come first. We will make every reasonable effort to ensure safety and access for users the best we can.
Do I need to apply? Where do I find an application?
You may contact Ericka Davis, Director of Communications and Media Relations, to see if your shoot requires a licensing agreement. She can be reached at 404-477-3660 and email@example.com. You may contact Ericka for an application and download our Film and Photography Policy for more details.
For permission and licensing agreements please contact:
Ericka Davis Director of Communications and Media Relations
Phone: (404) 477-3660
Please note that the future Westside Reservoir Park, the former Bellwood Quarry, is currently owned by the City of Atlanta.
Additionally, the Old State Farmer’s Market (the future Murphy Crossing) is a secure site that offers unique opportunities for long-term filming. The fee structure for this space is different from parks and trails.
Preserving Our Identity
Can you use the Atlanta BeltLine logo or name in your materials? Please contact us to find out before publishing! The Atlanta BeltLine logo and name are important brand assets that represent the high standards of this catalytic redevelopment program. As such, they are protected and have guidelines around how they may be published, used for businesses, leveraged for events, and more.
ABI appreciates the support, civic pride, and ownership that the public and residents take in the Atlanta BeltLine. The Atlanta BeltLine logo and name are important brand assets that represent the high standards of this catalytic redevelopment program. In order to protect this public asset for the public, the names, taglines, and logos are trademarked and have guidelines around how they may be published, used for businesses, leveraged for events, and more.
The BELTLINE ®, ATLANTA BELTLINE ®, BELTLINE ATLANTA CONNECTED ®, ATLANTA CONNECTED ®, ATLANTA BELTLINE RUNNING SERIES ® and the BeltLine mosaic logo are registered trademarks, amongst many others, owned by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Any reproduction or use of any of such marks or such logo is prohibited, as is any combination or alteration of these marks and the logo. The unauthorized reproduction, sale, or dissemination of the content contained on the Atlanta BeltLine website (www.beltline.org) is also prohibited. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. seeks to protect its marks in order to preserve their integrity, and will use all available legal remedies to protect the same.
We respect everyone’s right to freedom of speech and expression about the Atlanta BeltLine and it is never our intent to control public perception of ABI by infringing on those rights. However, when others use “Atlanta BeltLine” or “BeltLine” as part of their own name and brand for a product or a service, it can create the mistaken impression that the individual or business and their product or service is either provided by or is related to or sponsored by ABI.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does ABI trademark its names, logos, and taglines?
Correct and consistent use of trademarks and service marks is essential to maintaining their distinctiveness, viability and value. Trademark laws require that trademark owners protect and control the use of their marks or risk losing rights to their marks.
Use of BELTLINE® or ATLANTA BELTLINE® as the name of a business, product or service or as other indicia of source without authorization from ABI can create the mistaken impression that the individual or business and their product or service is either provided by or is affiliated with or is sponsored by ABI when that is not the case, and it can dilute the trademark rights.
Moreover, when you have multiple entities using the trademark/name, it creates more than just confusion regarding that entity’s association with ABI, it also creates a liability issue for the City of Atlanta, ABI, and taxpayers if an unauthorized user of the trademark causes harm or damage to another.
For example, ABI was recently notified of an individual’s intent to sue ABI based on an injury caused by a non-ABI affiliated entity which used the words Atlanta BeltLine in their name. While ABI has no culpability or involvement in the matter, resources that could be used for the project have to be diverted from the construction, development and maintenance of the trail to defend such actions. This is why we protect the use of the name the way we do.
This is distinguishable from the permissible use of the words “Beltline” or “Atlanta Beltline” in regular text in a sentence or paragraph to refer to ABI or the Atlanta Beltline project, and not as a mark in connection with a third party business or entity or as the name of a third party product or service.
What other public spaces protect their trademarks like the Atlanta BeltLine?
Has ABI allowed for licensing agreements?
Yes. ABI has a license agreement with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP). ABP is authorized to enter into sublicense agreements with sponsors and donors under very specific circumstances.
What is a license agreement and how does one apply for one?
A licensing agreement allows for a limited use of the trademarks for a specific purpose and usually at a cost.
If an individual or entity asks to be considered for a license agreement (as indicated above), the President and CEO, in consultation with the legal department, will determine if approval is appropriate based on guidelines established in 2010 (currently under review and subject to revision).
A license may or may not be appropriate depending on multiple factors, such as the qualifications of the proposed licensee, quality control, and whether or not ABI or an existing licensee itself provides the same or similar products or services. For example, if a third party uses an ABI mark and is involved in illegal, unscrupulous activity or provides a defective or poor quality product or service, it can harm not only the consumer but also the brand and ABI.
It is also not unusual for third parties that register domain names that consist of other people’s trademarks to do so for no other purpose than to squat on the names in order to later re-sell them, capitalizing on the value of the brand, and having no legitimate proposed use of the domain names. A license is not appropriate in such situations.
How does ABI contact unauthorized users?
Once ABI becomes aware of an unauthorized use, where possible, our Communications Department contacts them first in the spirit of good will via a personal phone call or email. An entity may not be aware that they are using a registered trademark. After the Communications Department reaches out, the legal team will contact the entity as necessary.
How does ABI track unauthorized users?
ABI subscribes to a trademark monitoring service that provides alerts regarding third party domain and trademark filings. This falls under the services of our Intellectual Property law firm which continues to track unauthorized uses once they have been identified. From time to time, ABI also becomes aware of unauthorized uses from citizens and others involved in the Atlanta BeltLine project.
In the case of the Facebook group “Humans on the Atlanta BeltLine,” has ABI sent a cease and desist letter to the administrator to take down her FB page?
No. ABI has at no time sent a cease and desist letter to Ms. Jessie Fream, nor are we involved in litigation against Ms. Fream. ABI has not gone to court over the use of the trademark for this Facebook page. We reached out to her personally to make her aware that she was using a registered trademark. We have not heard back from Ms. Fream about potential alternatives to using the mark but would have no problem continuing the conversation. We had hoped that she would reach back out to us.
We understand that in many ways it is not possible to please everyone on a complex topic like this one. We want everyone to know that our intent and commitment is always to protect the Atlanta BeltLine in all its forms for the benefit of everyone so that everyone can continue to enjoy its many benefits and share in the civic pride that surrounds it.
We ask for individuals and businesses to contact ABI before using the name so that we can discuss the request to use the name and perhaps be considered for a license agreement.
Please contact Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. if you have questions or would like to request permission to use any of the aforementioned trademarks: