This year, the Atlanta BeltLine has been honored and recognized with several awards, including the ARC Development of Excellence Award and the Project of the Year Award from ULI Atlanta for Historic Fourth Ward Park.
The Atlanta BeltLine is also receiving attention on a national scale. Altanta BeltLine, Inc. placed as a finalist in the ULI Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Awards for the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing. These awards recognize and honor exemplary developments that demonstrate creativity in expanding housing opportunities for America’s working families. The Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing were acquired by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and redeveloped into 28 units of affordable housing. The Atlanta BeltLine affordable housing program seeks to make city living financially attainable for both renters and homeowners.
FIABCI also awarded the Atlanta BeltLine the Grand Prix of Real Estate for the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park in an awards ceremony in San Francisco. The park, which sits on a former brownfield prone to flooding, was developed with the removal of 17 tons of contaminated soil and the construction of a water-detention basin that rests in the middle of the park as an amenity.
These awards, as well as the national recognition for the Atlanta BeltLine, highlight the massive scope and scale of the project, showcasing it as a model for urban renewal and public connectivity. Check out other entries on our Atlanta BeltLine blog for more awards information, progress highlights, and other exciting news as it happens.