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 of the Atlanta BeltLine in a much more intimate and accessible manner. Stations were set up for transit & transportation, trails, parks, the urban farm, affordable housing, economic development, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, brownfield remediation, and The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Meeting attendees visited each station with their questions and spoke with Atlanta BeltLine subject matter experts.
The meeting covered updates on the major construction projects, including the Eastside Trail Gateway, the Urban Farm site, and the construction of the Westside Trail and the Eastside Trail southern extension this fall. Transit updates included the status of the federal Environmental Assessments of the east and west segments of the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Streetcar crosstown corridors.
Programming elements covered in the meeting included Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the ongoing fitness activities, and volunteer opportunities, and other topics.
If you attended the meeting, you may have been asked to fill out a survey in response to the new format. We will use your feedback to tweak the meeting format going forward. If you missed it, keep an eye out for the next quarterly briefing on August 14, 2014. You can also download a PDF of the entire presentation.