On June 7, 2016, the Atlanta BeltLine held its second Quarterly Briefing meeting of 2016. The public meeting, which took place at Maynard H. Jackson High School in southeast Atlanta, drew a crowd of more than 80 people. Quarterly Briefings are the Atlanta BeltLine’s way of providing regularly scheduled updates to the community, and the location of each meeting rotates between the four quadrants of the city.
Before starting the second quarterly briefing, a Southside Trail design open house was held from 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. providing attendees the opportunity to receive the most – up – to date information on what is currently taking place. The Maynard H. Jackson High School where the event took place is located on the future Southside Trail.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) provided progress updates, which included construction updates on the Eastside Trail extension, the Westside Trail and the Southside Trail design. The presentation also covered transportation updates which included information about the addition of the Purple Line to our Environmental Assessments. In addition, transportation provided an outline of the MARTA and T-SPLOT referenda process for educational purposes. The housing department covered an update on the housing front – the return of the down – payment assistance program in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) Deputy Executive Director, Rob Brawner, provided updates on their capital campaign, fitness programming, workforce partnerships, and the upcoming events that will take place throughout the year.
For this Quarterly Briefing, the format was changed to allow ABI senior team members the opportunity to update the community on project advancements. After the presentation, meeting attendees were able to speak with the multiple departments and ask one-on-one questions. This format allowed each person to focus only on their specific area of interest and gain a better understanding on the project s that are taking place.
If you missed the Quarterly Briefing, don’t worry – the next one will be announced at a later date. You can also review all of the presentations here.