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 →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Requesting Proposals for Redevelopment of Murphy Crossing

Twenty-acre site will support density for transit, economic development, affordability ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has released a request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop Murphy Crossing, a 20-acre site adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. The RFP calls for jobs-driven strategies with the inclusion of affordable housing, green space, sustainability measures, and consideration … Continue Reading →

eX² Technology Partners with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. to Transform Railroad Corridor into a Technology-Rich Corridor

Omaha, Neb., October 2, 2018 – eX² Technology announced today the execution of a public-private partnership (P3) with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) to design and deploy an accelerated communications network that follows along an abandoned railroad corridor to be completed mid-summer 2019. The network will be used to advance ABI’s internal communications and other smart … Continue Reading →

Dr. Shaw commuting to his own small business on the Eastside Trail: McArthur's Apothecary.

Business on the Atlanta BeltLine: McArthur’s Apothecary

Dr. Nakia Shaw lives his healthcare plan everyday by biking to walking to work on the Atlanta BeltLine. He and his wife have lived in their yellow bungalow in Old Fourth Ward for more than 20 years and his company, McArthur’s Apothecary, is located nearby on Edgewood Avenue. It’s more than your neighborhood pharmacy. Dr. … Continue Reading →

A scaled model of 725 Ponce in New City's office.

Business on the Atlanta BeltLine: Jim Irwin and New City, LLC

Perched several stories above the Eastside Trail in the Ford Factory Lofts, Jim Irwin and his team at New City have a prime view of their new office and retail development at 725 Ponce. The 10-story building that is under construction will be primarily office space with a rebuilt Kroger on the ground floor and … Continue Reading →

Life on the Atlanta BeltLine – Dr. Alex Rodriguez

The Life on the Atlanta BeltLine video series looks at the lives of people just like you that live in one of the 45+ neighborhoods connected by the Atlanta BeltLine’s parks and trails. This time, we spoke to Dr. Alex Rodriguez, a multi-talented man who uses the Atlanta BeltLine in his daily commute. Some of you … Continue Reading →

Monday Night Brewing co-owners Jonathan and Joel in their new space on the Westside Trail.

Business on the Atlanta BeltLine: Monday Night Brewing

Welcome back to Business on the Atlanta BeltLine! This series visits some of the many businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine, and explores how the Atlanta BeltLine and its culture have impacted their business. The opening of the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park have helped to spur more than $3.7 billion in economic development within … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Closes $155 Million 2016 Bond Issue to Advance Affordable Housing, Capital Construction and Economic Development

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) begins the New Year with more good news on the heels of the historic passage of TSPLOST and MARTA referenda.  On December 29th, 2016, ABI, in partnership with City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta and outside Bond Counsel, worked deep into the holiday break to successfully complete and close their first Bond … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine Needs You – Now More Than Ever

By Rob Brawner, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership This article originally appeared in the Thought Leadership column of the Saporta Report on August 2, 2016. Rob Brawner was recently named Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the nonprofit organization that was created in 2005 at the behest of then-Mayor Shirley Franklin to galvanize Atlanta’s … Continue Reading →

Turning Plans Into Action

The Integrated Action Plan ABI completed an Integrated Action Plan (“IAP”) in 2015 to determine how to achieve the 2005 Redevelopment Plan’s ambitious economic development and housing goals. The core elements of these goals are the following: 30,000 new permanent jobs; 48,000 one-year construction jobs; and 28,000 new housing units with 5,600 affordable workforce units. … Continue Reading →

Business on the Atlanta BeltLine: Kevin Rathbun

Welcome to the first installment of the Business on the Atlanta BeltLine video series. This series visits some of the many businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine, and explores how the Atlanta BeltLine and its culture have impacted their business. As of the end of 2014, over $2.4 billion in private investment has taken place in … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine 2014 – A Year in Review

A Groundbreaking Start It’s been one of the Atlanta BeltLine’s most exciting years. Filled with progress and transformation made possible by tremendous support from our private and public funders and partners, the Atlanta BeltLine started 2014 off by breaking ground for the Eastside Trail Gateway on January 17, 2014. The Gateway Trail is an ADA-accessible path connecting Historic … Continue Reading →

Two Great Atlanta BeltLine Columns in the AJC

On the heels of receiving the EPA’s National Smart Growth Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, today’s AJC featured op ed columns from local celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun and Heather McTeer Toney, the EPA Region 4 Administrator, on how the Atlanta BeltLine is good for local business and a national model for … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Hires Jerald Mitchell as Director of Economic Development

Atlanta – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) hired Jerald Mitchell as its director of economic development, a newly created position. In this capacity, he plays a critical role in developing and advancing the economic development strategy in partnership with Invest Atlanta to support the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine’s mission. Previously, Mr. Mitchell served as 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 →

Greenworks program graduates, Center for Working Families and the Atlanta BeltLine

Greenworks Training Program Prepares Residents for Jobs

The Atlanta BeltLine partnered with the Center for Working Families to recruit and train five residents in construction in early 2013, and another five in July, for a total of ten graduates from the Greenworks program. The Center for Working Families provided six weeks of basic construction, OSHA, CPR, trenching, and introduction to heavy equipment … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10k 2012

Eastside Trail wins Best in Real Estate Award!

On February 28, the Atlanta Business Chronicle gave the Best in Real Estate award for “Best Land Deal” to the Eastside Trail. This is a great honor for the Atlanta BeltLine and all of the partners who made this project a reality, including Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the PATH Foundation, Invest Atlanta, … Continue Reading →

New York Times: Now Atlanta Is Turning Old Tracks Green

The New York Times profiled the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail in today’s paper. It is on the front of the National section in the print edition. Below are some excerpts: “The Eastside Trail, as the path is known, is one of the first legs of an ambitious proposal that has been in the works since the early 2000s … Continue Reading →

Fact-check: Setting the Record Straight about Falsehoods in an AJC Op-Ed

Today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution published two opinion pieces, one by the Chairmen of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and another by a representative of the Reason Foundation. You can read the piece by the Atlanta BeltLine chairmen here. The other piece, by Baruch Feigenbaum (which for some reason is not posted on the … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Historic Fourth Ward Park – A Development of Excellence

Historic Fourth Ward Park from Atlanta Regional Commission on Vimeo. On Friday, October 12, the Atlanta Regional Commission bestowed its highest honor upon Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Development of Excellence Award. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Department of Watershed Management, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Trust for … Continue Reading →

EastsideTrail - Weiland townhome site on the Eastside Trail

New Townhome Development Under Construction Along Eastside Trail

The growth of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood along the Atlanta BeltLine continues with construction underway on a new set of townhomes. Atlanta developer John Weiland chose location along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail just south of the Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park on which to build 66 new townhomes. Developers will extend East Avenue … Continue Reading →

Ponce City Market tour 2012

Ponce City Market and Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Corridor

Have you caught a glimpse inside the two million square foot building that occupies an entire city block between Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Avenue? Thanks to Jamestown Properties, this sleeping giant is experiencing a rebirth. The former Sears Building turned City Hall East is facing a bright future as the mixed-use development Ponce … Continue Reading →

Ponce bridge on the Eastside Trail

Eastside Trail Construction Update

Work on the Eastside Trail has been progressing steadily through the summer. This transformative project will change the way people move around town, connecting neighborhoods to each other like never before and creating sorely needed public space that will redefine the city. We have been receiving many questions in person, through Facebook, Twitter and our … Continue Reading →