Propagating the Spiller Magnolias

On a sunny August morning in 2013, a small group met in the parking lot behind Whole Foods on Ponce de Leon Ave., just west of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. In addition to their passion for history and horticulture, the group brought along a cherry picker – courtesy of Sunbelt Equipment Rental – and … Continue Reading →

Salvaging History From Excelsior Mill

Part of the beauty of building the Atlanta BeltLine is exploring the history of the city’s bypass of old railroad corridors that make up the 22-mile loop. Along with the development of transit, trail, and park infrastructure, historic preservation is one of the main components of building the Atlanta BeltLine. Artifacts, old rails, and even … Continue Reading →

Magnolia tree on the Eastside Trail next to old Crackers' stadium

Saving the Southern Magnolia on the Eastside Trail

The majestic magnolia that towers over the Eastside Trail just north of Ponce de Leon Ave has withstood the test of time and seen many changes in its surroundings over the years. Once a feature of the original Ponce de Leon Park (and, later, Spiller Field) where the Atlanta Crackers played minor league baseball, the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors Adopts Long Range Strategic Implementation Plan

Strategy Will Guide Atlanta BeltLine Program through its Completion in 2030 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s (ABI) Board of Directors unanimously approved the Atlanta BeltLine 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), which will guide the citywide transportation and redevelopment program through its completion. The first seven years of the program generated a roughly 3:1 return … Continue Reading →

Art Calling to Mind Atlanta’s History

Now that the 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibit is drawing to a close, we are taking a moment to look back on this year’s incredible visual and performing art. Many of this year’s installations call out Atlanta’s history as a railroad hub, and echo the transformative nature of the Atlanta BeltLine by playing … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine Master Planning Process is Officially Complete!

After five years of study groups, citywide conversations, community meetings, and more, it’s official – Atlanta’s City Council has officially adopted all ten of the Atlanta BeltLine subarea master plans! Thanks to everyone who attended our public meetings and gave input over the years – we couldn’t have done it without you. Over the course … Continue Reading →