Groundbreaking Ceremony to Kick Off Construction on First Section of the Southside Trail


Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta
Clyde Higgs, CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Joyce Sheperd, Councilmember, City of Atlanta
Eshé Collins, Vice Chair, Atlanta Board of Education
Rob Brawner, Executive Director, The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
Kweku Forstall, Director, Atlanta Civic Site, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Neighborhood Association Representatives

WHAT: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held to celebrate the first phase of the Southside Trail to go into construction, known as Southside Trail-West. The event will take place where the westside and southside corridors meet in between Allene Avenue and University Avenue. Southside Trail-West is a 0.75-mile portion of the overall four-mile southside corridor. Southside Trail-West was selected as the first segment in a phased approach to construction due to its connection between three open and emerging job centers – Pittsburgh Yards, Murphy Crossing, and Lee + White.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Following the ceremony, media tours will be available of the Southside Trail-West segment.

Please note the corridor is an unfinished graded railroad gravel surface. Sturdy shoes recommended.

WHERE: On the southside corridor east of Allene Avenue and west of Metropolitan Avenue at the following GPS coordinates: 33.721306, -84.410917. Parking will be available at The Bakery, located at 825 Warner Street, 30310. Limited street parking is also available.

See map below and event listing online at or on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Facebook page for additional alternative transportation options and site details.

Southside Trail-West groundbreaking ceremony site
Southside Trail-West groundbreaking ceremony site

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