The pilot BeltLine MarketPlace launched in 2022 as a daring and creative new way to address commercial affordability around the Atlanta BeltLine. The program offers affordable storefronts to local, minority-owned businesses directly on the BeltLine’s Eastside and Westside Trails. The masterminds tasked with turning this dream into a reality was architectural firm Atelier 7, led by Tony and Sharon Pope.
Atelier7 is a is a full-service architecture firm which specializes in using shipping containers & modular systems for custom retail, office and residential projects. They recently moved their office to Pittsburgh Yards in southwest Atlanta.
As with any trailblazing pilot program, the creation of customized container storefronts at two locations on the Atlanta BeltLine required a lot of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and perseverance. Almost a year into the pilot, Tony and his team have uniquely positioned the BeltLine MarketPlace sites for agility, functionality, and eventually, scalability.
Hear from Tony and Sharon as they share about their firm and how working with the BeltLine has helped their business.