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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 →

APD Path Force Unit Precinct Opens on Atlanta BeltLine

New precinct located on Atlanta BeltLine and stationed out of the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed led the grand opening of the new Atlanta Police Department Path Force Unit Precinct this morning with local elected officials, leadership from the Atlanta BeltLine, Invest Atlanta and other public and private partners. The new precinct … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Board of Directors Adopts Long Range Strategic Implementation Plan

Strategy Will Guide Atlanta BeltLine Program through its Completion in 2030 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s (ABI) Board of Directors unanimously approved the Atlanta BeltLine 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), which will guide the citywide transportation and redevelopment program through its completion. The first seven years of the program generated a roughly 3:1 return … Continue Reading →

National Recognition for the Atlanta BeltLine

This year, the Atlanta BeltLine has been honored and recognized with several awards, including the ARC Development of Excellence Award and the Project of the Year Award from ULI Atlanta for Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Atlanta BeltLine is also receiving attention on a national scale. Altanta BeltLine, Inc. placed as a finalist in the ULI Jack … Continue Reading →

Santiago Paramo, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Performance Finale

We hope you’ve had a blast at the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performances this year! Though the visual art will be on exhibition through November, the performances came to a close last weekend with a packed lineup of dance, music, theater and other interactive performances. Crossover Movement Arts and Pete Peterson made their second … Continue Reading →

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine – So Much to Explore!

As we approach the halfway point of the 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, now is the time to get out to the Atlanta BeltLine to see some art! The weather has been perfect for a daytime hike through the Southwest Trail, where you’ll see murals and sculptures along with the beautiful foliage of the … Continue Reading →

Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta Awards Honor the Atlanta BeltLine Again!

The folks at Creative Loafing have once again been hard at work on their annual “Best of Atlanta” issue, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the Atlanta BeltLine with nods in seven categories from the staff and readers! The Southwest Trail was honored as the staff’s pick for Best Urban Hike for its “rustic splendor.” With … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park Wins ‘Project of the Year’ from ULI Atlanta

On Thursday, September 12, ULI Atlanta bestowed two great honors on Historic Fourth Ward Park, the “Award for Excellence” and “Project of the Year.” The last time ULI Atlanta gave the “Project of the Year” award was 2009. Historic Fourth Ward Park has received several awards since opening in the spring of 2011, but more important, … Continue Reading →

Railroad Artifact Sculpture Makes its Debut

Since receiving a donation from the Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association to install a piece of permanent art made of rail artifacts from the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, we’ve been anticipating the piece’s debut. A panel selected Phil Proctor’s proposal out of 20 submissions, and we think the finished product looks even better in … Continue Reading →

Southwest and Southeast Corridor Design Update

Corridor design for the southwest and southeast sections of the Atlanta BeltLine is well underway. Broadly, corridor design establishes the basis for all future Atlanta BeltLine design and construction. This includes elements of engineering, streetscapes and landscape design, historic preservation, public art locations and, of course, transit, trails and greenspace. Preliminary plans for the southwest … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Path Force press conference

APD Path Force Patrolling Atlanta BeltLine, Adjoining Parks

New unit comprised of military veterans will increase visibility and security ATLANTA-  Mayor Kasim Reed and Police Chief George N. Turner today introduced the Path Force Unit, a dedicated public safety resource for the Atlanta BeltLine and adjacent parks, which began its patrols in early July. This new unit of 15 officers and 3 supervisors … 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 →

Brian Stone, Community Love, Atlanta BeltLine

Community Love: Brian Stone, a case for climate change

When we ask people “What’s your favorite part of the Atlanta BeltLine?” the answer is usually a certain trail or a specific feature. Brian Stone’s answer moves with him: his favorite part of the trail is whatever part he’s on. As Associate Professor in the City and Regional Planning Program at Georgia Tech, the avid … 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 →

New York Times: Now Atlanta Is Turning Old Tracks Green

The New York Times profiled the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail in today’s paper. It is on the front of the National section in the print edition. Below are some excerpts: “The Eastside Trail, as the path is known, is one of the first legs of an ambitious proposal that has been in the works since the early 2000s … Continue Reading →

Eastside corridor rendering with gateway

$3 million donation moves the Atlanta BeltLine forward

Private Donations to Support “The Gateway” and Other Priority Projects  ATLANTA (November 16, 2012) – The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership today announced it will receive a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation to support the Atlanta BeltLine project’s expansion, specifically the development of the Gateway connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The $3 million … Continue Reading →

Fact-check: Setting the Record Straight about Falsehoods in an AJC Op-Ed

Today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution published two opinion pieces, one by the Chairmen of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and another by a representative of the Reason Foundation. You can read the piece by the Atlanta BeltLine chairmen here. The other piece, by Baruch Feigenbaum (which for some reason is not posted on the … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Historic Fourth Ward Park – A Development of Excellence

Historic Fourth Ward Park from Atlanta Regional Commission on Vimeo. On Friday, October 12, the Atlanta Regional Commission bestowed its highest honor upon Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Development of Excellence Award. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Department of Watershed Management, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Trust for … Continue Reading →

Willoughby Way improvements at Ralph McGill in Old Fourth Ward

Pedestrian Improvements Complete on Willoughby Way

The Atlanta BeltLine recently completed street improvements on Willoughby Way, the residential street that leads to the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. With the opening of Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, the Atlanta BeltLine sought to address increased traffic on Willoughby Way. The wide intersection at Ralph McGill Boulevard and Willoughby Way presented challenges for pedestrians crossing and for … Continue Reading →

Eastside Trail looking north from Freedom Parkway

The Atlanta BeltLine Forges Ahead

Thank you for voting in yesterday’s referendum. As the sun rises on another day of progress for the Atlanta BeltLine, the project endures as the single most compelling vision for the future of Atlanta and the region. Tens of thousands of passionate grassroots supporters remain engaged and the philanthropic and business communities remain invested in … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5k 2012

Thank You for Another Fantastic Atlanta BeltLine 5k Race!

Wow! Almost 700 runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors gathered enthusiastically in Gordon White Park last Saturday for our second annual Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Southwest 5k. This is the first Running Series event to completely sell out with over 640 participants – a 50 percent increase over last year’s Southwest 5k! With radio station Wild … Continue Reading →