Over the past eight years, the Atlanta BeltLine has made tremendous progress under the stewardship of Mayor Kasim Reed. He and his administration have brought the Atlanta BeltLine from a dream into a reality. As a special thank you to Mayor Reed, we put together a collection of milestones in photos below. Other major accomplishments include the creation of more than 1,100 affordable housing units in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area and the creation of 7,200 permanent and 26,600 construction jobs. The economic impact of the Atlanta BeltLine is tangible with a $3.7 billion investment on $450 million in spending (an 8:1 return on investment).
The largest outdoor, temporary public art exhibition in the south – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine – launched in 2010 and blossomed under Mayor Reed. In 2016, under Mayor Reed’s leadership, voters in the City of Atlanta passed an historic TSPLOST, providing the funding needed to purchase the remaining land for the Atlanta BeltLine loop.
From all of of us at Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, it has been an absolute honor to work with Mayor Reed and his entire team. We wish him and his family the best in 2018 and beyond!