Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Study Group Meeting for Southside Trail Construction Updates

Southside Trail looking east towards Pittsburgh Yards with fresh concrete. March 2021. Photo by John Becker.
Southside Trail looking east towards Pittsburgh Yards. Photo by John Becker.

WHAT: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) will hold a Southwest Study Group meeting to provide the latest construction updates on Southside Trail – Segment 1 (West).

WHEN: The virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and broadcast to www.facebook.com/atlantabeltline. Details for joining this meeting online, as well as all past presentations and Facebook Live recordings, can be accessed at www.beltline.org/meetings. To join this meeting by phone, dial 929-205-6099 and enter webinar ID: 869 7040 3983.

Questions may be submitted ahead of time in order to be answered during the question and answer portion of the meeting. Questions should be sent no later than Monday, June 28 at noon to: meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org. Attendees can also submit questions during the meeting on Zoom and Facebook Live. As many questions as possible will be answered live and all questions will be posted online within a few weeks.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Community members in the Southwest Study Group, which includes residents of the Westview, West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Oakland City, Bush Mountain, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor and Sylvan Hills neighborhoods along the Atlanta BeltLine.

ABOUT THE PROJECT: Southside Trail – Segment 1, also called Southside Trail – West, is the first of five segments of the Southside Trail to undergo construction in a phased approach. Approximately 0.85 miles, Southside Trail – Segment 1 runs from the southern terminus of the Westside Trail at University Avenue beyond the Annie E. Casey Foundation site at Pittsburgh Yards to just west of the I-75/85 overpass. Once complete, it will connect three open and emerging job centers – Pittsburgh Yards, Murphy Crossing, and Lee + White.

Southside Trail – Segment 1 is currently under construction, which includes a 14-foot-wide concrete trail; access at Allene Avenue and accessible stair and ramp at Metropolitan Parkway with appropriate crosswalks and signalization; ADA access from Pittsburgh Yards to Capital View Manor; a new pedestrian bridge over Metropolitan Parkway; environmental remediation of the corridor; lights; security cameras; stainless steel handrails; utility relocations; storm water drainage systems; retention walls; and full landscaping.

Recent updates on Atlanta BeltLine design and construction projects are available on our website.

Meeting materials and opportunities for public feedback will be made available on the day of the meeting at beltline.org/meetings.

COMMUNITY CONTACT: For more information, please contact engage@atlbeltline.org or call 404-477-3552.

RSVP: www.beltline.org/meetings

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