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Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking - photo by The Sintoses

Southside Trail segment now closed as construction commences

On February 17, 2020, construction crews will install security fencing and officially close the western portion of the Southside Trail in order to begin early construction activities. The interim trail will be closed at the paved southern terminus of the Westside Trail, the concrete access point at University Avenue, the stairs at Metropolitan Avenue, and … Continue Reading →

Boulevard Crossing Park rendering 2019

New land acquisition for Boulevard Crossing Park

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 … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking - photo by The Sintoses

Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail Officially Under Construction

For the first time in Atlanta BeltLine’s history, three segments are under construction concurrently Atlanta – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today the groundbreaking for permanent construction on the first segment of the Southside Trail, known as Southside Trail-West. This initial portion will extend the existing Westside Trail south and east to connect four open … Continue Reading →

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

WHO: 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 … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces 2020 Free Home Empowerment Workshop Series

Support From Two New Sponsors Funds Twice the Number of Workshops Offered in 2019 Through its Empower programming, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) works to understand the challenges to equitable health, housing and economic opportunity that impact residents of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods — connecting those residents with partners and resources that can empower those who call … Continue Reading →

CEO Corner: Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking

From the desk of Clyde Higgs, Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.    Next week, more Atlanta BeltLine history will be made as we break ground on the first section of the Southside Trail to go into construction. For the first time, the Atlanta BeltLine will have three segments of the corridor under construction … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Track Club Announce Weekly Group Run/Walks

Run/Walks to be held on four different sections of the Atlanta BeltLine Runners, walkers, rollers and strollers will have a weekly opportunity to exercise and socialize on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2020. Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Track Club are expanding their collaboration next year to bring free weekly group run/walks to four different sections of the popular multi-use … Continue Reading →

Three Westside Trail businesses graduate from Emerging Leaders Initiative

Three Atlanta BeltLine businesses along the Westside Trail recently graduated from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Emerging Leaders Initiative. D’s Café and Catering owner Devotis Lee, affectionately known in the community as Ms. D, Melanie Wade, owner of Cultured South, the maker of Golda Kombucha, and Jeannette Katz, owner of Buenos Dias Café and … Continue Reading →

Boulevard Crossing Park rendering 2019

Public Meeting Notice: Boulevard Crossing Park Design Vision Presentation

WHAT: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) will hold a public meeting for the Southeast Study Group to present the design vision for Boulevard Crossing Park. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This meeting is open to all of the public but is focused on the Southeast Study Group area. The Southeast Study Group includes parts of Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Pride 2019

ABI Marches in Its First Atlanta Pride Parade

BeltLine Connections Series: A Community of Shared Experiences The same people working behind the scenes to bring the Atlanta BeltLine project to life are also working in communities across Atlanta – sometimes in unexpected ways – to be good neighbors and make the project as inclusive as possible. This post is part of a series … Continue Reading →

Clyde Higgs Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. CEO

International Economic Development Council Elects Board Members for 2020

Clyde Higgs to Begin Tenure on Board of Directors in January WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Board of the Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Clyde Higgs, President and CEO for Atlantic Beltline, Inc., to serve on the IEDC Board of Directors. The nomination took place during IEDC’s 2019 Annual Conference, which … Continue Reading →

ABI staff pose for a picture at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

BeltLine staff build teamwork at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

BeltLine Connections Series: A Community of Shared Experiences The Atlanta BeltLine may be one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, but make no mistake: behind the mission, the core values, and the program goals, it’s about the people—the people in the 45 communities that will be connected by the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade: 10 years strong!

Creativity, community, and jubilation charged the atmosphere as thousands of colorful, homemade lanterns illuminated the Eastside Trail for one of Atlanta’s most anticipated events of the year: the Art on the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade. Celebrating its 10th year, the BeltLine Lantern Parade attracted more than 70,000 spectators and participants on September 21, 2019. The … Continue Reading →

A group of Atlanta city officials and housing leaders, including Atlanta Mayor Bottoms, cut a ribbon in front of the new senior housing development.

Adair Court opens with new mixed-income senior housing on the Atlanta BeltLine

Seniors in the Adair Park neighborhood of southwest Atlanta now have access to a new mixed-income rental community near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail following the highly awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony of Adair Court on November 15, 2019. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, along with Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn, Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce … Continue Reading →

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Statement on art sculpture “Death of a Caterpillar”

At Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., we strive to remain aligned with our core values as well as the City and their stance on anti-censorship of arts and culture programming. After the scheduled artists talks and concerns expressed at recent community meetings regarding the piece “Death of a Caterpillar” by D’Andre Brooks, we have come to the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Ninth Annual Eastside 10k

Race through five historic neighborhoods will showcase the Eastside Trail and raise funds for Atlanta BeltLine Partnership programs and initiatives Atlanta BeltLine Partnership invites runners, walkers, rollers and strollers of all fitness levels to join in the ninth annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10k presented by Delta Air Lines on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Runners, walkers, strollers, children and pets — everybody’s … Continue Reading →

A sculpture using recycled metals depicts the face of a man looking up.

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail Art Walk

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will host a free, guided art walk of its public art exhibition on the Westside Trail on Saturday, November 9th.  It will feature a conversation with local artist and sculptor D’Andre Brooks. The tenth anniversary of the annual public art exhibition showcases a variety of sculptures and murals along the … Continue Reading →

Northeast Trail construction south of I-85 and along Ansley Golf Course.

Construction of Atlanta BeltLine’s Northeast Trail Underway

Project is scheduled to take twelve months to complete Atlanta – Construction is underway for the first segment of the Northeast Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. Georgia Power has begun construction on their maintenance access road between Ansley Mall and the Buford Spring Connector which will double as a segment of the Northeast Trail. Georgia … Continue Reading →

Kinetic Light; photo by Hayim Heron. Image description: With their arms interlocked, Laurel Lawson gazes toward Alice Sheppard. Alice balances on the left side of her wheelchair--returning Laurel's gaze. They are on an outdoor platform, with lush greenery in the background.

Art Performances with Kinetic Light at the Beltline: Under Momentum

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, in collaboration with disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light, invites community members to attend a special performance of Under Momentum on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Kinetic Light will perform excerpts from Under Momentum, specifically customized for the Beltline. Under Momentum is a … Continue Reading →

Friends and Neighbors Day Party wraps up this November with a collaboration parade by “No Tables, No Chairs” for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s 10th Anniversary

In collaboration with Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Arbitrary Living presents Friends and Neighbors event series. Friends and Neighbors is a mini boutique festival and day party celebrating southern hospitality, public art and creative commerce at Historic Fourth Ward Park Outdoor Theater and Meadow. The next edition of the event is on Saturday, November 2nd … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. to Begin Construction on Eastside Trail Lighting

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) plans to begin construction in mid-October on lighting along the 2-mile stretch of the Eastside Trail between Monroe Drive and Irwin Street / Lake Avenue. The project is expected to take six months to complete. Upgraded security cameras will be installed at the same time.

BeltLine After Dark x Music in the Park 2019 facebook cover

BeltLine After Dark x Music in the Park

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, in collaboration with Music in the Park, invites community members to a weekend of music and celebration with “BeltLine After Dark x Music in the Park” on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at several locations along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail.