CEO Corner: Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking

From the desk of Clyde Higgs, Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.    Next week, more Atlanta BeltLine history will be made as we break ground on the first section of the Southside Trail to go into construction. For the first time, the Atlanta BeltLine will have three segments of the corridor under construction … Continue Reading →

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 Pride 2019

ABI Marches in Its First Atlanta Pride Parade

BeltLine Connections Series: A Community of Shared Experiences The same people working behind the scenes to bring the Atlanta BeltLine project to life are also working in communities across Atlanta – sometimes in unexpected ways – to be good neighbors and make the project as inclusive as possible. This post is part of a series … Continue Reading →

ABI staff pose for a picture at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

BeltLine staff build teamwork at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

BeltLine Connections Series: A Community of Shared Experiences The Atlanta BeltLine may be one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, but make no mistake: behind the mission, the core values, and the program goals, it’s about the people—the people in the 45 communities that will be connected by the … Continue Reading →

A group of Atlanta city officials and housing leaders, including Atlanta Mayor Bottoms, cut a ribbon in front of the new senior housing development.

Adair Court opens with new mixed-income senior housing on the Atlanta BeltLine

Seniors in the Adair Park neighborhood of southwest Atlanta now have access to a new mixed-income rental community near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail following the highly awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony of Adair Court on November 15, 2019. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, along with Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn, Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce … Continue Reading →

LOVE ATLANTA Volunteers Make a Difference at Maddox and Tanyard Creek Parks

For the third straight year, volunteers from LOVE ATLANTA – a week-long program of city-wide service hosted by Passion City Church – showed up ready to serve on the Atlanta BeltLine! On Friday, June 29th, more than sixty volunteers joined us at Tanyard Creek Park on the Northside Trail, making significant progress on long-term ecosystem … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and The Atlanta Opera Receive Collaborative Innovation Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Funds will be used to provide free operatic performances at locations along the Atlanta BeltLine The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and The Atlanta Opera (TAO) have announced they are the joint recipients of a Collaborative Innovation Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN). The $51,000 grant will fund a … Continue Reading →

Grady Wellness Program Encourages Westside Residents to “Walk the Line”

For ten weeks last fall, a group of more than thirty Westside residents participated in Grady Health System’s inaugural “Walk the Line” wellness program. Part of the Westside Trail Community Health Grant Program sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and funded by Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, Grady’s new program is designed to connect people with … Continue Reading →

A Decade of Bus Tours

Guess who turned ten years old last month? The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership gave its first bus tour of the Atlanta BeltLine on April 13, 2007. 1,887 people participated in one of 85 tours given that first year. (By comparison, the Partnership hosted 4,160 tour-goers on 168 separate tours during 2016.) Heather Hussey-Coker was our very … Continue Reading →

Fitness activities in DH Stanton Park. Photo: Christopher T. Martin

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Presenting Sponsor for 2017 Free Fitness Classes

Last week, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) announced resumption of its Free Fitness Class Series for 2017. Free fitness classes are conducted throughout the week at parks and other locations along the Atlanta BeltLine. The Partnership announced today that Kaiser Permanente will be the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s class series. ABP has offered free … Continue Reading →

2017: The Biggest Year Yet for the Atlanta BeltLine

This article appeared originally as a Saporta Report Thought Leadership column on February 21, 2017. By Rob Brawner, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership 2017 promises to be a year of substantial progress for the Atlanta BeltLine.  This is good for Atlanta, as the positive health and economic impacts of the Atlanta BeltLine are indisputable. Last … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership: 2016 Year in Review

As part of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the Atlanta BeltLine project and engage the public through our programming, we hope you will enjoy this recap of 2016. For more information about Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s implementation activities, please check out their 2016 year in review recap. 2016 was a … Continue Reading →

Affordable Housing – The Challenge and the Opportunity

By David A. Jackson, Deputy Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership This article appeared originally as a Thought Leadership column in the Saporta Report on December 20, 2016. As the new deputy executive director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, I am excited to join the team whose mission is to Enable the Atlanta BeltLine project and to … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Hosts Free Homeowner Workshop to Standing Room Only Crowd

Two Remaining Workshops Have Reached Capacity A group of close to 40 met at the Southwest Atlanta Community Empowerment Center in Capitol View on Monday, October 17 to attend the first of three free homeowner education workshops hosted by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.  The workshops are designed to ensure that existing homeowners in Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods … Continue Reading →

A New Skatepark at Arthur Langford, Jr. Park!

On Friday December 11, beautiful weather, skateboarders, food trucks, and a ribbon cutting filled the day as the City of Atlanta welcomed a new addition to its parks family. The Arthur Langford Jr. Skatepark is now one of two of its kind located along the Atlanta BeltLine. Community members came out in full force as … Continue Reading →

Life on the Atlanta BeltLine: David Chandley

Welcome to the fifth installment of the “Life on the Atlanta BeltLine” video series!  This series visits people who utilize the Atlanta BeltLine and illustrates how it brings value to their lives.  In this short video, Atlanta Meteorologist David Chandley and his wife Lynn talk about how discovering the Atlanta BeltLine made their lives more … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Bus Tours

More than 25,000 people have enjoyed three-hour bus tours of the Atlanta BeltLine since the launch of the program in 2007. As stewards of the Atlanta BeltLine vision, and in support of our mission to raise awareness of and engage the public in that vision, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has funded these tours for nearly … Continue Reading →

Recap: Second Quarterly Briefing of 2015

The Atlanta BeltLine’s second Quarterly Briefing of 2015 was held on June 22, and the rotation between locations around the city brought us to Downtown Atlanta at the Fulton County Government Center. The Atlanta BeltLine is built around connecting the Atlanta community and neighborhoods together, and the rotation in locations provides access to residents throughout … Continue Reading →

Westside Trail Open House Walking Tour for Affordable Housing

Westside Trail Open House Tour Recap

On June 6, 2015 Invest Atlanta, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and many others partnered to host the first Westside Trail Open House Walking Tour. Music, games, and fun lined the streets of the Adair Park neighborhood as over 500 future and current homeowners were introduced to available homes for sale near the Westside Trail. The free … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Festival Supports Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Programs

With gorgeous weather, great food, fun games and fantastic performances, more than 1000 Atlantans gathered on the city’s Westside for the inaugural Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree on Saturday, May 17. In Washington Park and along the Westside, people from Atlanta neighborhoods and across the region enjoyed Atlanta Jazz Festival performances, delicious food truck treats, Monday Night … Continue Reading →

Meet the Winner of Our TShirt Design Contest: Gary Bannister

Congratulations to Gary Bannister for submitting the winning design in our first-ever Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series tshirt design contest. While numerous designs were submitted, the classic look and feel of Gary’s design, accompanied by the ability for each race to be uniquely featured in the design – by virtue of showcasing the unique foliage … Continue Reading →

Hiring within the Community: Five Westside Residents Hired through the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Workforce Partnership in Construction

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has an unprecedented track record for bringing organizations together to accomplish great things in the city of Atlanta. From health and housing, to fitness and jobs – the Partnership is bringing the Atlanta BeltLine vision to life by creating happier, healthier communities. Its latest collaboration features a Workforce Partnership in Construction … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Fitness Fair Attracts Hundreds to Come Out and Play and Get Fit

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership hosted the first Atlanta BeltLine Fitness Fair on Tuesday, March 24 at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Hundreds walked, ran, biked or danced their way to sample some of the Partnership’s many free fitness classes and activities at the Fitness Fair. Activities included dodgeball and kickball from Atlanta ContactPoint, High Intensity Interval … Continue Reading →