Atlanta BeltLine General Statement on COVID-19

UPDATED March 30, 2020 at 10:40 a.m. In support of Mayor Bottoms’ 14-day stay-at-home order for all Atlantans and President Trump’s decision to extend social distancing guidelines through the end of April, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has extended cancellation or postponement of all of its events and programming through at least Thursday, April 30. This … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Announces New Executive Hires

Aasia Mustakeem joins ABI as General Counsel and Ruben Brooks joins as Chief Operating Officer Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aasia Mustakeem to the position of General Counsel. In this capacity, Ms. Mustakeem will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and executive team providing senior level leadership, innovation, … Continue Reading →

Statement on Passing of Commissioner Emma Darnell

The Atlanta BeltLine Team is extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell. Commissioner Darnell served on the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors from July 2010 to July 2014 and played an integral role during some of the Atlanta BeltLine’s most transformative years. Her advocacy for environmental justice led … Continue Reading →

2018 ABI Annual Report: Strengthening Foundations with Our Core Values

Another year has been recorded in the Atlanta BeltLine’s history books, and the 2018 Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Annual Report provides a snapshot of that year. Each year, our goals and accomplishments dictate the theme of how we present you, our stakeholders, with our annual report. In 2018, ABI focused on strengthening the foundations of … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Key Westside Property

Purchase will provide connectivity opportunity from Downtown to the Westside Corridor ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has closed on a major piece of property near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside corridor. The three-quarter-mile line is an unused railroad corridor stretching from Joseph E. Boone Boulevard to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and was acquired from Bethursday … Continue Reading →

Clyde Higgs 2019

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Executive Board Names Clyde Higgs President and CEO

On Wednesday, February 13, the Board of Directors for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) announced that Clyde Higgs was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following an extensive national search. Clyde has been serving in the Interim CEO capacity for the last six months, and has continued to provide stable stewardship … Continue Reading →

Clyde Higgs Named Interim CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

On Wednesday, August 8, the Board of Directors for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) announced that Clyde Higgs was appointed to the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer of the agency, following the departure of current CEO Brian P. McGowan. Clyde Higgs has served as ABI’s Chief Operating Officer since September 2015 and has provided consistent … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Hires VP of Brand, Content, and Strategic Initiatives

Newly-created position will focus on branding and communications Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce that Twanna Harris has been appointed to the newly- created position, Vice-President of Brand, Content and Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Ms. Harris will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the executive team, to provide senior-level thought … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Hires Dwayne C. Vaughn as Vice President of Housing Policy and Development

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne C. Vaughn has been appointed to the newly-created position of Vice President of Housing Policy and Development. In this role, Mr. Vaughn will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and executive team providing senior level leadership, innovation and focus to achieve ABl’s affordable workforce … Continue Reading →

Ernst & Young Executive Michelle E. Nelson Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board

ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle E. Nelson to its Board of Directors. Ms. Nelson was appointed by Invest Atlanta to serve as the Board Member representing general business experience. The position was previously held by Elizabeth Chandler, whose term expired in May 2016. Invest Atlanta has … Continue Reading →

Fulton County Commissioner Lee Morris Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fulton County Commissioner Lee Morris to its Board of Directors. Commissioner Morris will fill the vacancy left due to the passing of Commissioner Joan P. Garner as the Fulton County Board of Commissioners Representative.  Commissioner Morris brings to the Atlanta BeltLine Board … Continue Reading →

2016 Annual Report: Momentum Moving Forward

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s 2016 annual report is here! Read on for a complete update on Atlanta BeltLine program elements, including progress on transit, trails, greenspace, housing, economic development, and public art! This year’s report highlights the significance of 2016 as a year of tackling our challenges head on with the support of City of Atlanta … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. VP and General Counsel has Scholarship Named in Her Honor

On January 17, 2017, Circle of Friends: Celebrating Life, Inc. (COFCL) announced its new Impact Scholarship to assist young, female survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation pursue post-secondary education and workforce skills in pursuit of self-sufficiency. COFCL may award up to twenty (20) new scholarships in an aggregate amount of up to $10,000 each year. … Continue Reading →

Protecting the Atlanta BeltLine for the Public

The Atlanta BeltLine and its name exist exclusively for the public good and cannot be used for personal or commercial purposes without infringing on that public trust. At ABI, our responsibility is to protect this public asset for the public in all its forms. When others use “Atlanta BeltLine” or “BeltLine” as part of their own name … Continue Reading →

Public Notice: Special Call Meeting

  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:00 a.m. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. Office 100 Peachtree Street NW Suite 2300- Board Conference Room Atlanta, GA 30303   The Board of Directors of Atlanta BeltLine Inc. will hold a Special Call Meeting on September 7, 2016 at 8am at the Atlanta BeltLine Inc. Office, 100 Peachtree Street NW Suite … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Appoints Henry Ikwut-Ukwa as Transportation Director

ATLANTA – Today Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) announced the appointment of Dr. Henry Ikwut-Ukwa to serve as their new Transportation Director. In this capacity, Dr. Ikwut-Ukwa will lead the effort to implement the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine transit loop with the Atlanta Streetcar crosstown network, as well as the implementation of Atlanta BeltLine 46-miles of complete … Continue Reading →

2015 Annual Report: 10 Years and Growing

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. annual reports are here! The Atlanta BeltLine 2015 Annual Report provides an overview of the dynamic progress of the Atlanta BeltLine. This year’s edition features a special 10-year timeline, encapsulating the milestones the program has experienced over the first decade. The report shares updates from every program area and project and includes audited … Continue Reading →

The crowd on a sunny, late-summer afternoon in Historic Fourth Ward Park. Pictured: Elevate the Quest.

2015: A Year in Review

We’re a month into 2016 and the Atlanta BeltLine is off to a great start thanks to the work and support that occurred during the previous 12 months. From ongoing construction to record number attendance at the annual Lantern Parade, and updates on new projects set along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, let’s take a look … Continue Reading →

Clyde Higgs Joins Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. as Chief Operating Officer

ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Clyde Higgs as their new Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Higgs joins ABI from his most recent position as Executive Vice President of Operations Development for the North Carolina Research Campus, a multi-faceted initiative of real estate developer Castle & … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine: Winning for children, schools & city

Due to the subscription requirements, Atlanta BeltLine Inc, has received permission to reprint the below Op Ed in its entirety. It originally appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Atlanta BeltLine: Winning for children, schools, and city by John W. Somerhalder II As former chairman of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and as the current chairman … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Mourns Herman J. Russell

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is deeply saddened by the loss of Herman J. Russell. Herman was not only honorary co-chair of our capital campaign, but was a dear friend of the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta as a whole. A keen business leader and philanthropist, Herman leaves behind an indelible mark on the city through his … Continue Reading →