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2020-2021 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Info Sessions

In light of significant impact of COVID-19, we have modified our Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Info Sessions to provide virtual opportunities for artists to learn more about the 2020-2021 Open Call. Artists and art professionals interested in applying for one of the many positions currently open are welcome to tune in to the Online … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Mayor Signs 14-day Stay-at-Home Order

City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed a 14-day Stay-at-Home Order on March 23, 2020, requiring Atlanta residents to remain in their homes throughout the day and self-isolate in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Order is effective until April 7. As of now, this does not include essential businesses, parks, the … Continue Reading →

Deadline Extension for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Open Call

Last updated April 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The effects of COVID-19 on the world have been staggering, and the creative community has been hit particularly hard. We stand with creatives, freelance art support staff, and everyone else who has been negatively impacted by the present crisis. As the dust settles on the recent scuffle … Continue Reading →

BeltLine Housing Partners Offer Assistance to Mitigate Impact of Coronavirus Crisis

While there is still great uncertainty about the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the Atlanta BeltLine’s affordable housing partners, Woda Cooper Companies, is already implementing initiatives to assist households impacted by the crisis. On March 17th, the company announced the creation of an interim rental assistance fund and the waiving of late … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine: Be Smart, Stay Safe!

These are interesting times we are living in. As we all ride out the storm of COVID-19 together, we get how rough it is to be locked inside and socially isolated. Although the Atlanta BeltLine may traditionally be a place for connectivity, this is not the time or place to socialize, and we do not … Continue Reading →

Curator-in-Residence Courtney Brooks’ Journey of a Black Girl

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine launched its inaugural public art Residency Program in 2019. Multi-disciplinary in scope, ABI recently sat down with the program’s Curator-in-Residence, Courtney Brooks to learn more about her new public art exhibition, Journey of a Black Girl, which opens on March 14. Music fills the empty space usually enlivened with the … Continue Reading →

Talkback with Atlanta BeltLine Scholar-in-Residence, Benae Beamon

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine launched its inaugural public art Residency Program in 2019. Multi-disciplinary in scope, ABI recently sat down with the program’s Scholar-in-Residence, Benae Beamon, PhD, to learn more about her research and findings.   “It’s easier for me to express myself in writing,” confided the newly appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Women … Continue Reading →

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 →

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Announces $17.5 Million Grant to Support Westside Park

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Announces $17.5 Million Grant to Support Westside Park Lead gift launches Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s expanded capital campaign to accelerate development of Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails ATLANTA – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded a $17.5 million grant to Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to support development of Westside … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail Now Open in Interim State

Plans Underway for Programming and Initial Paving Atlanta – The 4-mile Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail is officially open for use in its interim condition. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) are thrilled to connect the Westside and Eastside Trails with mobility options and programming. The interim trail remains unpaved but does … Continue Reading →

Share Your Passion for the Atlanta BeltLine By Becoming an Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Volunteer!

Do you love to share your passion for the Atlanta BeltLine with others? Can’t wait to tell your friends about your last free fitness class, Run.Walk.Go! race, exploring the trail, or experiencing the Lantern Parade? If you’re fun and easy to work with, like helping others and giving back to your community, you’ll be an excellent … 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 →