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 →

Best of Atlanta for 2015!

Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Awards for 2015 have been announced, and the Atlanta BeltLine cleaned up in Reader’s Picks categories! (Thank you, CL readers & Atlanta BeltLine supporters!) Among the honors bestowed upon the transportation and redevelopment project were: Best free thing to do Best jogging path Best new thing about Atlanta Best place to ride your … Continue Reading →

The Eastside Trail Receives the Building Healthy Places Award from ULI Atlanta!

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail was honored with the Building Healthy Places Award! The award is from the Atlanta district of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is given out to projects that provide access to the natural environment and amenities, offer diverse housing and transportation options, and promote physical activity. The criteria require … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail from Virginia Avenue bridge. Photo by Jenni Girtman.

Special Edition of AJC’s Living Intown Magazine

In September 2015, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution released its monthly Living Intown Magazine with a special twist: a exclusive look at every aspect of the Atlanta BeltLine. Touted as the “guide to spectacular sights and secret finds,” this 164-page collector’s edition magazine is worthy of gracing the coffee table of any Atlanta BeltLine fan. Below, you … Continue Reading →

3rd Quarterly Briefing of 2015

Over 130 guests attended the Atlanta BeltLine’s third Quarterly Briefing of 2015, which was held on Monday, August 17 at Park Tavern. The Atlanta BeltLine strives to ensure that the public is regularly informed on any updates regarding the program’s progress, and Quarterly Briefings are designed for just that! The meeting kicked-off with a musical … Continue Reading →

PATH Foundation Completes Northside Spur Trail

The PATH Foundation has completed construction on the Northside Spur Trail, an extension that splits off from the Atlanta BeltLine Northside Trail just north of Collier Road. The extension adds a third of a mile long spur to the Northside Trail, connecting it to the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center and Northside Drive. This spur trail is Phase … Continue Reading →

A photo of "sine die," or the adjournment of the legislative session, where the General Assembly passed SB4.

Ground Covered in the 2015 Legislative Session

On Tuesday, May 12, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 4 (SB4) to provide a way for public/private partnerships to finance Atlanta BeltLine transit, trails, parks, and streetscapes. Across the nation, the cost of providing public infrastructure continues to rise while the amount of public funding available is becoming less certain. Georgia state … Continue Reading →

Contribution to help revitalize Atlanta parks, trails and neighborhoods

In keeping with a long-standing tradition of environmental responsibility, Porsche today announced a donation in the amount of $500,000 to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. The check was presented by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, during the grand opening evening festivities for Porsche’s new experience center and U.S. headquarters in … Continue Reading →

NOTICE OF LOCATION AND DESIGN APPROVAL

FULTON COUNTY I. NUMBER 0012586 Notice is hereby given in compliance with Georgia Code 22-2-109 and 32-3-5 that the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved the Location and Design of this project. The date of location approval is: Project P.I. 0012586 is located entirely within the City of Atlanta, Fulton County limits.  The project is … 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 →

Westside Trail Construction Progress: Bridge Demolition

Construction for the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail is making progress with the removal of a historic railroad bridge that once spanned over Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. In March of 2015, construction workers cut and removed large sections of the bridge piece-by-piece. The bridge was over 100 years old, and the new bridge will become … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Delayed Opening on 2/26/15

Due to the forecast for inclement weather, low temperatures, ice, sleet/sleet and other potential road conditions, the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. office will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 26. Please check back here for the most current information about office opening should the forecast change.

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Receives “Blinkie Award”

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership was one of eight local organizations and individuals who were honored for their contributions to bicycling at The Blinkie Awards, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s annual members award party on Friday, February 13 at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center. The Annual Blinkie Awards is a celebration of the people, projects, and organizations making … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Delayed Opening on 2/17/15

Due to the forecast for inclement weather, low temperatures, ice, sleet/sleet and other potential road conditions, the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. office will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17. Please check back here for the most current information about office opening should the forecast change.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Closed on 2/16/15

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, low temperatures, ice/sleet and other potential road conditions, the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. office will be closed on 2/16/2015. Check back to the website for the most up to date information on the reopening of the ABI office.

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 →

Wells Fargo Atlanta Regional President Mike Donnelly describes the company’s investment in the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail

The following op-ed was originally published in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on November 17, 2014 under the headline “Investors tout Beltline.” Companies, foundations and philanthropic individuals are again stepping up to invest in the Atlanta Beltline because it is transforming our city. Ground was broken last week for the Westside Trail. Private entities are partnering with … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park is the Winner of a 2014 Brownfield Renewal Award!

We are pleased to share the news that Historic Fourth Ward Park has received the 2014 Brownfield Renewal Award for Sustainability Impact! The park was honored by Brownfield Renewal, an industry publication dedicated to the remediation, redevelopment and reuse of brownfields. Historic Fourth Ward Park, opened in 2011, is the result of important partnerships between the Atlanta BeltLine, the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Receives National Endowment For The Arts Grant

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awarded one of 66 “Our Town” Projects Selected Nationwide for Project on the Atlanta BeltLine Atlanta – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program’s fourth … Continue Reading →

2015 Proposed Infrastructure Bond Public Information Meetings

The Department of Public Works, Planning and Community Development, in coordination with Atlanta City Council is seeking public input on project selection and criteria for a proposed bond referendum to pay for the repairs to and improvements of the City’s public infrastructure. The City of Atlanta presently has an infrastructure backlog of nearly $900 million, which … Continue Reading →

The James M. Cox Foundation Announces $5 Million Grant for Trail Development on the Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine part of national rails-to-trails movement to spur economic development, healthy lifestyles and alternative transportation options ATLANTA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $5 million grant to develop the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the nation’s largest urban redevelopment programs that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and … Continue Reading →