Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Boulevard Crossing Park expansion project is one step closer to reality following a recent land acquisition in Chosewood Park. This 2.5 acre of land was purchased from WYZE Radio Station for $1,564,000 with the support of the Conservation Fund, and ABI and the City of Atlanta Parks Department closed on the property in January 2020.
The first phase of Boulevard Crossing Park opened in 2011 with two large, multi-use activity fields across 5 acres of a 20-acre plot purchased by ABI. In 2019, ABI moved forward with the conceptual design of phase two, which will incorporate the initial 5 acres into a broader 25-acre park design and also link the park directly to the Southside Trail. Three community engagement meetings were organized with the design team, led by Cambridge-based Agency Landscape + Planning and Atlanta-based Perkins and Will, to garner community input about the design of the future park. Following these meetings, the park’s concept design was unveiled on December 12, 2019, incorporating the park elements most desired by the surrounding neighborhoods.
The new acquisition, providing 450 feet of additional park frontage along Boulevard SE, completes land acquisition for the park as designed.