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 →

Historic Fourth Ward Park Has a Brand New Shade Structure!

A brand new shade structure has opened at Historic Fourth Ward Park, and it’s just in time for sunny weather! In a ceremony hosted by the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy, the ribbon was cut on the shade structure on Friday, March 20. Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy Board Chair, Liz Coyle, led remarks, thanking the … 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 →

Westside Trail Groundbreaking – the Celebration of a Milestone

On Wednesday, November 12, history was made on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. More than 500 community members, elected officials, donors, members of the media, and other Atlanta BeltLine supporters came out to see the first dirt moved on the Westside Trail, marking the beginning of the construction of the $43 million multi-use corridor. Mayor … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Meets Critical Milestone With Groundbreaking of Westside Trail

Three-mile addition represents historic $43 million investment in southwest Atlanta ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail groundbreaking on Wednesday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. The Westside Trail, the next major milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine’s network of trails, transit, parks and green space will be a three mile addition … Continue Reading →

Progress on the Urban Agriculture Program

The Urban Farm in southwest Atlanta is moving forward, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is now seeking proposals from farmers to take charge of managing the farm. The farm, as part of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Urban Agriculture Program, is a production farm being built with the goal of helping to facilitate nutritional education in neighborhoods considered to be … Continue Reading →

Mayor Reed leading the ribbon-cutting of the Eastside Trail Gateway.

Recap: The Eastside Trail Gateway is Open!

The Eastside Trail Gateway is officially open! In a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed, the Gateway opened on Friday, August 22, connecting the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Gateway project, which broke ground in January of this year, has been a highly anticipated connection for the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, and … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail Reaches Major Milestone

Project Receives Authorization from Federal Highway Administration to Proceed with Construction Bidding; Final design complete and right-of-way acquired by June 30 deadline Atlanta – On June 30, the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail project reached a major project milestone. Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the City of Atlanta and … Continue Reading →

New Westside Trail Renderings

The newest Westside Trail renderings are here! Visit the Westside Trail construction page for more information, and get the latest progress update here.

Work Underway on Atlanta BeltLine/Ponce City Market Plaza

Work is starting on the North Avenue Plaza, a project resulting from a partnership between Jamestown (the developers of Ponce City Market) and the Atlanta BeltLine. The Plaza, partially funded by a Federal Transportation, Community, and System Preservation (TCSP) grant, will function as a public space immediately adjacent to the Ponce City Market development, giving users of … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail Gateway Groundbreaking Recap

Even though the weather was chilly last Friday, the sun was shining and the skies were blue as officials and community members began to move dirt on the Eastside Trail Gateway. An enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people turned out to see the first shovels go into the ground. When completed, the Gateway path will be … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Map

2013 – A Year in Review

Last Tuesday was the fourth and final Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing of 2013. We took the opportunity to present the public with a recap of Atlanta BeltLine progress and events from the past year, and now we want to offer it to our online audience in blog form. Here it is: 2013 – A Year in … Continue Reading →

The gateway at Angier Springs, connecting the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park

Utility Work Underway for Connection between Eastside Trail and HFWP

Utility boring has started at the future “Gateway” connection, a planned path that will connect Historic Fourth Ward Park with the Eastside Trail. Georgia Power, Comcast, and AT&T will bury the utility lines near the Angier Springs access point to the Eastside Trail in preparation for the Gateway. The existing lines will be wired down the utility … Continue Reading →

Piedmont Park pedestrian access path, Evelyn Street, Atlanta BeltLine

Pedestrian Access to Piedmont Park from the Atlanta BeltLine

The Piedmont Park Conservancy, working with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., recently removed a stretch of fence along Evelyn Street in order to allow easier pedestrian access into the park from the interim hiking trail. While this section of the park at the northern end of the dog park has paved trails, they were disconnected from the … Continue Reading →

AT&T utility work detour map

Notice of Temporary Street Closure Krog Street Between Edgewood Avenue And Dekalb Avenue JUNE 17 – AUGUST 3, 2013

From the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works: Please be advised that Krog Street between Edgewood Avenue and Dekalb Avenue will be closed temporarily to allow for AT&T utility work to occur adjacent to the Edgewood Avenue Bridge Construction Zone.  The closure is planned for June 17, 2013 through August 3, 2013, weather permitting. … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Trail Update: Eastside Trail Southern Extension

As the replacement of the Edgewood Avenue bridge over the Eastside Trail is now underway, more people are asking about the extension of the Atlanta BeltLine through Reynoldstown to Glenwood Park. The next two years will see a dramatic transformation to this segment with trail construction and bike / pedestrian improvements. Simultaneously, corridor design is now underway … Continue Reading →

Open for Business on Edgewood!

We wanted to remind everyone that despite the construction happening on the Edgewood Ave Bridge, the businesses on both the east and west sides of the bridge are accessible and OPEN FOR BUSINESS! These are the businesses in the immediate vicinity- please consider stopping by and patronizing them during construction. Ammazza Pizza, 591 Edgewood Ave SE  Atlanta, … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail overlooking Ponce de Leon Avenue - Dec 2012

Details on Ponce de Leon Avenue improvement projects

After many years of studying, planning and reporting on maintenance and safety issues along the Ponce de Leon Avenue corridor, the City of Atlanta is taking advantage of several funding sources to improve this arterial road between Piedmont Avenue and Briarcliff Road / Moreland Avenue. The project list is a direct result of studies dating … Continue Reading →

Keeping the Eastside Trail Safe

It has been remarkable to see the thousands of people using and enjoying the Eastside Trail on a daily basis in the short time since its opening. In the face of a few recent robberies, the APD has increased patrols along the Eastside Trail, including officers on bicycle, on foot and on an electric vehicle … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail etiquette sign

Eastside Trail Construction Update

It has been extremely gratifying seeing so many people enjoying the Eastside Trail. If you’ve already been there, you may have noticed that our work is not quite done yet. Tree plantings continue, and we’ve received  a lot of questions about the two ends of the trail, at Irwin Street to the south, Monroe Drive … Continue Reading →

tree planting on the Eastside Trail

Trees Atlanta to Plant 600+ Trees on Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

Two weeks from now, the newly-opened Eastside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine will be home to more than 400 large new trees, planted by local non-profit Trees Atlanta alongside the path. Over the next several months, an additional 270 trees will be planted along the trail. The trees are part of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail dedication - ribbon cutting

Eastside Trail Is Open! Dedication Recap

Monday morning at 10 a.m., Mayor Reed officially dedicated the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. The ceremony took place on the multi-use path next to Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark with more than 200 neighbors, supporters and partners in attendance. A few minutes into the celebration, the sun peeked out from behind cloudy skies and invited people … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail Construction Update – Dedication Scheduled Oct 15

The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is progressing every day and is almost ready to welcome the public. This new 2.25-mile long section of the Atlanta BeltLine, running from Irwin St. to 10th St. and Monroe Dr., connects the neighborhoods of Virginia Highland, Midtown, Poncey Highland, Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. This section of trail also … Continue Reading →