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 private sector organizations for accomplishments in brownfield redevelopment. The awards recognize achievements in each of the 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regions. The Atlanta BeltLine’s award was presented for the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park. Atlanta City Councilmember CT Martin was on hand to accept the award.
The Phoenix Awards are widely recognized as the outstanding award for achievement of excellence in brownfield redevelopment. “We are honored to be the recipients of a Phoenix Award,” said Paul Morris, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “We hope the Atlanta BeltLine’s eastside can continue to serve as an exemplary model of redevelopment and sustainability for projects in Atlanta and across the world.”
The Atlanta BeltLine joins nineteen other winning individuals and groups working to solve critical environmental or social challenges, transforming blighted and contaminated areas into productive new uses and sustainable development projects. The awards cover an 18-month cycle and were presented to the 2013/2014 winners.