Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is in Motion!

Movement was the theme on the opening weekend of the fourth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. After the Lantern Parade’s vibrant march down the Eastside Trail, more performances took place on Sunday, Sept 8 at the Reynoldstown Stage in the Atlanta BeltLine Southeast Corridor. The afternoon started off with a performance by N.E.M. … Continue Reading →

2013 Lantern Parade, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Eastside Trail

2013 Lantern Parade Recap

What a spectacular kickoff for 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine at the annual Lantern Parade! More than 10,000 – yes, 10,000! – paraders and spectators came out for the fun. It was a glowing procession of light, music and color -one of the most beautiful Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parades yet! The enthusiasm and energy … Continue Reading →

Recap: Southwest Connector Trail Dedication

With over 100 neighbors, cyclists, walkers, runners, police officers, special guests, and Atlanta BeltLine supporters in attendance, the Southwest Connector Trail dedication was a huge success! The ceremony took place next to Beecher Hills Elementary School on August 10, 2013, right after students came back to school with a new amenity in their backyard. Special … Continue Reading →

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The Atlanta Community ToolBank is Moving!

The Atlanta Community ToolBank is moving! A partner of the Atlanta BeltLine, ToolBank provides low-cost access to tools for use by charitable organizations in community service projects. On July 20, 2013, ToolBank will move into its new facility at 410 Englewood Avenue in southeast Atlanta, just yards from the Atlanta BeltLine. The move doubles ToolBank’s … Continue Reading →

National Brownfields Conference 2013

Recap: 2013 National Brownfields Conference

The 2013 National Brownfields Conference came to Atlanta on May 15 of this year, and the Atlanta BeltLine was a prominent presence. The Conference convenes every 18 months and is the largest event in the nation focusing on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Brownfields are defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as property that has … Continue Reading →

Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine 2013

Recap: Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day 2013

Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. spearheaded this year’s successful Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine. With additional support from Park Pride, the Atlanta Community ToolBank, District 2 City Council Member Kwanza Hall, and neighborhood partners, over 300 volunteers tirelessly planted 1.5 acres of native grasses (roughly 20,000 individual grass plugs), … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail tree plantings

Walk the Eastside Trail with Trees Atlanta as part of Phoenix Flies

On Friday, March 22 at 1:00 P.M. Trees Atlanta will be hosting a free Tree Walk with the help of Atlanta Preservation Center’s Phoenix Flies and the City of Atlanta.  Get ready to learn about the trees and history of Atlanta with Greg Levine, Trees Atlanta’s Co-Executive Director & Chief Program Officer.  He will begin … Continue Reading →

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Trees Atlanta to plant 109,000 native grass plugs on Eastside Trail

As we round the corner towards warmer weather, we are excited to announce the next big leap forward for the Eastside Trail! Working with our partner Trees Atlanta, more than 11 acres of native grasses will be hand-planted along the length of the trail, further elevating this world-class public space. Native landscaping, including trees, grasses, … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Night at the Hawks 2013

200 Is the Lucky Number at Atlanta BeltLine Night with the Hawks!

More than 200 Atlanta BeltLine supporters attended the Atlanta BeltLine Night with the Hawks, and nearly 200 total points were scored in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies. (Final score: Hawks 103 /Grizzlies 92.) View the Hawks Night photo album here! In its second season, Atlanta BeltLine Night with the Hawks gave supporters the opportunity … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Citywide Conversation Implementation Plan

What’s Next for the Atlanta BeltLine? Citywide Conversation Recap

***UPDATE: Take the Survey!*** The Atlanta BeltLine is crafting an Implementation Plan that will guide the project’s development over the next 20 years. This survey is critical to our planning efforts, where we ask you, the public, to help select the best criteria for evaluating projects. Take the survey here! More than 80 residents representing … Continue Reading →

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TEDxYouth@TheBeltLine Features Innovative “Ideas Worth Sharing”

It’s time to tap into our youth – and their refreshing, inspired ideas for addressing the challenges facing our communities.  This second annual TEDxYouth@TheBeltLine amasses teens and young adults who will share their personal journeys that have led them to discover their “Idea Worth Doing.” TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events happening all around the … Continue Reading →

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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 →

Bike the Eastside Trail, or Drive: What’s Faster?

With the Eastside Trail set to open on Monday at 10 am, it’s worth asking, how much easier will it make commuting? We put it to the test with Justin Gray from Fox 5. Watch the video below to find out!

Eastside Trail bike riders in September 2012

Mayor Reed Dedicates Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

MAYOR REED DEDICATES ATLANTA BELTLINE EASTSIDE TRAIL Much-Anticipated 2.25-Mile Trail Connecting Five Neighborhoods Officially Opens Oct. 15 ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed will lead the official dedication of the Atlanta BeltLine’s most significant step forward yet: the opening of the Eastside Trail on Monday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of the Atlanta … Continue Reading →

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National Night Out with the Atlanta Police Department is Tonight!

The Atlanta BeltLine is teaming up with the Atlanta Police Department for National Night Out tonight! While block parties will take place across the City of Atlanta, police and Atlanta BeltLine Ambassadors will be handing out information about the projects in the neighborhoods directly on the corridor. Neighborhoods and NPUs can register their groups for … Continue Reading →

Edgewood Bridge replacement over the Eastside Trail

Pre-Construction Meeting for the Edgewood Avenue Bridge Replacement

In the coming months, the Atlanta BeltLine will be working in conjunction with the City of Atlanta to replace the Edgewood Avenue bridge where it crosses over the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Once the bridge is complete, construction will proceed to continue the Eastside Trail from its current terminus at Lake Avenue / Irwin Street … Continue Reading →

Events around town for Saturday, July 28, Referendum and non-Referendum.

This is the final weekend before the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum, or TSPLOST, and there are several events happening across the City, both TSPLOST-related and non-TSPLOST related. Here’s the rundown: Saturday, July 28 Eastside Trail Hard Hat Walking Tours (Sneak Peek) – RSVP only, tours at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 3:30. Atlanta Streetcar … Continue Reading →

Community Love: The Atlanta BeltLine Featured in Essential Theatre’s Production of THE LOCAL

Standing by their slogan “Giving Georgia Playwrights A Voice On Georgia’s Stage,” Essential Theatre is an Atlanta theatre group with a strong focus on encouraging local works with local talent. Their most recent production, THE LOCAL, is an original theatre piece about Atlanta, developed by local artists, including playwrights, photographers, a poet, choreographers, a graffiti … Continue Reading →

Marking out the Atlanta Streetcar. Photo credit: ATLUrbanist.

Atlanta Streetcar Walking Tours Debut in June

As the Atlanta Streetcar prepares to start construction, you’re invited to get a preview on foot of where the transit lines will operate. Join walking tours this summer of the future route with a stop for lunch at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Tours will start at the southeast entrance to Peachtree Center MARTA station at … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing - Valarie Wilson

June 2012 Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing to Focus on Project Updates and Transportation Referendum

Every quarter, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership present an update to the public as to the status of the project. Typically, topics include community engagement, design and construction, transit, trails, art, and events. For this meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, the focus will center around the Eastside Trail and the Transportation … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park amphitheater

Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy’s Spring Fling is June 16!

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy will celebrate its Spring Fling! This is rescheduled from the original June 10 date due to rain that day. The Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the maintenance and security of the park. It should be a wonderful event, held for the first time … Continue Reading →