Adjacent businesses such as Ponce City Market have welcomed Atlanta BeltLine traffic by opening access points directly from the trail.

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The Atlanta BeltLine

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Grant Application

Funding the Atlanta BeltLine's Future

Funding from the federal TIGER grants for the Atlanta BeltLine trails and planning will greatly improve transportation and mobility options, create jobs, improve our environment and fundamentally improve our city as a place to live, work, and visit.

Detailed Data for TIGER V Grant Application

Atlanta BeltLine Overview Information

Foundational Studies and Planning Documents

Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan (2005)
The Atlanta BeltLine’s initial redevelopment proposal to combine greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle Atlanta’s urban core.

The BeltLine Emerald Necklace: Atlanta’s New Public Realm (2004)
In 2004, Alex Garvin published “The BeltLine Emerald Necklace: Atlanta’s New Public Realm” outlining a public realm framework around which 21st Century Atlanta will grow and prosper.

Atlanta BeltLine Five Year Work Plan (2006)
This plan served as a road map for all targeted activities and accomplishments of the first five years for ABI and its partners. The majority of the goals articulated in the plan were achieved in the five-year timeframe.

Atlanta BeltLine Subarea Master Plans – Land Use, Mobility & Greenspace (2009, 2010)
These 10 master plans and appendices contain land use recommendations, transportation improvement recommendations, and park master plans (where applicable).

Connect Atlanta Plan Final Report
This is Atlanta’s first CTP plan to evaluate all modes of transportation including roadway, air, transit, freight, bicycle, and walking facilities. Connect Atlanta will include in-depth community involvement to identify needs and options on how to improve each mode of transportation.

PLAN 2040 Regional Transportation Plan
PLAN 2040 is the Atlanta Regional Commission’s comprehensive blueprint to sustain metro Atlanta’s livability and prosperity through mid-century, as the region is expected to add some three million residents.

Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation Improvement Program excerpt listing Atlanta BeltLine trail projects 

Environmental Studies and Sustainability Documents

Atlanta BeltLine Tier I Environmental Impact Statement
This Tier 1 FEIS examines the Preferred Transit and Trail Alternatives selected by the project sponsors after considering the analyses in the Tier 1 DEIS and the comments on the DEIS that were received during the Tier 1 DEIS public comment period.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Sustainabilty Framework


Community Participation Framework Ordinance

About the Atlanta BeltLine video

“The Atlanta BeltLine is Here!” video

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is an expression of the nurturing soul of the Atlanta BeltLine. It is a testament to the Atlanta BeltLine as a living, breathing entity that is more than just trees, trails, and rails.

Environmental Justice Policy