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TADAC

Engaging the Community in the BeltLine Vision

The Atlanta City Council voted in 2004 to create the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District (TAD) to help fund the Atlanta BeltLine. The Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) was established as a means of managing the TAD funding, and also engaging community members in the process.

What is TADAC?

  • The Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) was created through the Atlanta BeltLine legislation as part of its Community Participation Framework
  • Its primary function is to ensure ongoing and meaningful citizen input into the planning, design and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine

TADAC Roles and Responsibilities

  • Providing regular input and recommendations as it relates to the execution of the Atlanta BeltLine’s TAD bonds
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive decision support measurement tool (completed)
  • Conducting an independent review of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Five-Year Work Plan (completed)
  • Working jointly with Atlanta BeltLine Inc (ABI) to draft an equitable development (completed)

 

TADAC Subcommittees

Projects Subcommittee
Focuses on issues around the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine. Issues include sustainability, project design, project sequencing, community engagement, project assessment and quality control.

Communication Subcommittee
Works to facilitate internal and external communication in order to broaden BeltLine Community engagement, and the equitably of community engagement.

Equitable Economic Development Subcommittee
Discusses issues related to the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), economic development incentives, job development, and equitable development.

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TADAC in Review

Each spring, TADAC publishes a report on events of the previous year. These reviews are presented to the public so community members can be informed on developments, and given the opportunity to engage and offer input on the upcoming work of the committee.

DocumentDescription
2015 TADAC Annual PresentationAnnual Presentation, year ending 2015. Presented March 22, 2016. Highlights include: TADAC performance dashboard, creation of a template to improve community outreach, updated numbers on economic development and affordable housing.
2015 TADAC Annual ReportAnnual Report, year ending 2015. Presented March 22, 2016. Highlights include: TADAC performance dashboard, creation of a template to improve community outreach, updated numbers on economic development and affordable housing.
2014 TADAC Annual ReportAnnual Report, year ending 2014. Highlights include: TADAC Achievements, challenges, performance assessments.
2013 TADAC Annual ReportAnnual Report, year ending 2013. Presented April 29, 2014 at the Villages at Carver Family YMCA. Highlights include: Training Task Force, TADAC in transition, Equitable Development Assessment.
2012 TADAC Annual ReportAnnual Report, year ending 2012. Presented April 23, 2013 at the Georgia Hill Community Center. Highlights include: Equitable Development Plan, Independent review of the five-year plan, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.

TADAC Meetings

TADAC meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of every other month from 4:30-6:30pm. Please check the schedule below for specific meeting details. Once the meeting notes are approved by the committee they will be posted here.

Meeting dateLocationTypeDocumentation
1481133600December 7, 2016 6:00pm- 7:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110Equitable Economic Development Subcommittee
    Past Meetings
    1480437000November 29, 2016 4:30pm- 6:30pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110TADAC
    1474993800September 27, 2016 4:30pm- 6:30pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110TADAC
    1469550600July 26, 2016 4:30pm- 6:30pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110TADAC
    1464107400May 24, 2016 4:30pm- 6:30pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110TADAC
    1458664200March 22, 2016 4:30pm- 6:30pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110TADAC
    1453825800January 26, 2016 4:30pm- 6:30pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110TADAC

    Facilitating Public Engagement

    The primary function of Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) is to ensure ongoing and meaningful citizen input into the planning, design and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine. These documents outline the functions of TADAC, or provide supporting information regarding policies and actions related to TADAC operations.

    Redevelopment Plan

    The Redevelopment Plan serves as a framework for moving forward, outlines major public infrastructure projects that comprise the BeltLine project, and defines the type and scope of development that is consistent with good planning practices. The Plan also anticipates the need for continued public dialogue and decision-making about critical issues such as bond issuances, land use, and the design and development of parks, trails, and transit.

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    DocumentDescription
    Redevelopment PlanThe Atlanta BeltLine is one of those rare projects that has the extraordinary potential to transform the City of Atlanta. By creating and enhancing greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments, this revived industrial landscape can become the solution to our scattered pattern of growth, and the framework for a truly sustainable Atlanta.
    Redevelopment Area and Tax Allocation District Creation LegislationAdopted in 2005, the Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan and creation of the BeltLine Tax Allocation District (BeltLine TAD) was deemed necessary to "assure that the City of Atlanta maintains its historical position as the commercial center of the region and provides an alternative to the continued sprawling patterns of development in the region." The BeltLine TAD will continue through 2030, and will help improve economic and social conditions in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, benefit underutilized and economically and socially depressed urban areas, and promote development and transit opportunities in the corridor.


    Community Engagement Framework

    The Atlanta BeltLine’s initial Five Year Work Plan included a Citizen Participation Framework, (later renamed the Community Engagement Framework). The framework consists of five components: a Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee and Affordable Housing Advisory Board; a community representative on the ABI Board of Directors; a community engagement advocate on staff; formal community reporting; and the creation of a structure or framework in which to engage the community in the Atlanta BeltLine planning area.

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    DocumentDescription
    BeltLine Citizen Participation Framework ChartThe Atlanta BeltLine’s initial Five Year Work Plan included a legislatively mandated Citizen Participation Frameowrk (later renamed the Community Engagement Framework). This chart shows the organizational flow of the five respective components of this framework.
    BeltLine Citizen Participation Framework Enabling LegislationIn 2006, the Atlanta City Council adopted legislation approving the outline for the BeltLine Citizen Participation Framework (later renamed the Community Engagement Framework). The legislation establishes the five required components, to include: a Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee and Affordable Housing Advisory Board; a community representative on the ABI Board of Directors; a community engagement advocate on staff; formal community reporting; and the creation of a structure or framework in which to engage the community in the Atlanta BeltLine planning area.The legislation also provides more specific descriptions for each component.


    Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC)

    The Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) was established as a means of managing the TAD funding, and also engaging community members in the process.

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    DocumentDescription
    TADAC Enabling LegislationThe Atlanta City Council voted in 2004 to create the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District (TAD) to help fund the Atlanta BeltLine. The substitute legislation in 2006 outlines the requirements for TADAC membership and representation, and establishes the rules for structure, governance, reporting, and auditing.
    TADAC BylawsThe Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) was approved by the Atlanta City Council in 2004. A subsequent vote in 2006 established the framework for the TADAC, and in 2007, TADAC Bylaws were adopted to establish the structure, purpose, and requirements for the organization.


    Additional Supporting Documents

    These documents provide further details about the framework for the development of the Atlanta BeltLine, and supplement the above categorized documents relating to TADAC functions.

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    DocumentDescription
    Integrated Action Plan (IAP)ABI completed an Integrated Action Plan (“IAP”) in 2015 to determine how to achieve the 2005 Redevelopment Plan’s ambitious economic development and housing goals. The core elements of these goals are the following: 30,000 new permanent jobs; 48,000 one-year construction jobs; and 28,000 new housing units with 5,600 affordable workforce units.
    Strategic Implementation PlanSimilar to the 2005 Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan and the original Plan of Work for 2006-2010 Budget (Five Year Work Plan), the Atlanta BeltLine’s 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) presents a framework to complete the short- and long-term elements of the Atlanta BeltLine program. Adopted in 2013, this document lays out a flexible strategy that will continue to be updated over the life of the program, bringing the full Atlanta BeltLine vision to fruition.
    BeltLine Equitable Development PlanSuccessfully creating a vibrant sense of place requires that the newly created environment positively benefits the people living there, including both existing and new residents. The BeltLine Equitable Development Plan seeks to ensure geographic balance through equitable investment in all communities along the corridor, preserve single family neighborhoods, as well as cultural and historic qualities, minimize involuntary economic displacement through tax policies and affordble housing initiatives, and create long-term employment and small business opportunities.
    Community Benefits AgreementThe Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) Guiding Principles are a broad set of rules developed to encourage, influence, and support the provision of community benefits. They were developed with input from the study group community and refined by a community-led working group , our TAD Advisory Committee, and a developer focus group. The CBA ensures that development on the Atlanta BeltLine is equitable and benefits all members of the community, contributes to a stronger local economy, and promotes increased public participation in the planning process.

    Dedicated to Funding the Atlanta BeltLine Vision

    The Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) is made up of a range of stakeholders representing various communities, governing bodies, and neighborhood groups. We are very appreciative of the time and energy they generously give to help make the Atlanta BeltLine vision a reality.

    • Facilitating Equitable
      Community Engagement

    • TADAC Dedicated to Fund
      the Atlanta BeltLine

    GroupMemberVacancies
    Atlanta Planning and Advisory Board (APAB)
    Danielle Carney
    Michael Davis
    Jennifer Freeman
    Robb Jones
    Travie Leslie
    James Martin
    Brandon Tidwell
    Octavia Vogel
    4 Vacancies
    (12 Appointments)

     
    BeltLine NetworkSaskia Benjamin
    Whitney Fuller
    Jennette Gayer
    Chris Koch
    Richard Laub
    Michelle Marcus-Rushing
    Johanna McCrehan
    3 Vacancies
    (10 Appointments)
     
    Atlanta City Council
    Lucy Bigham
    Zachary Gober
    Arthur Lee
    3 Vacancies
    (6 Appointments)
     
    Atlanta City Council President
    Sharita BeamonNo Vacancies
    (1 Appointment)
     
    Mayor of Atlanta1 Vacancy
    (1 Appointment)
     
    Atlanta Public Schools (APS)
    James Bailey
    Tom Tidwell
    No Vacancies
    (2 Appointments)
     
    Fulton County Board of Commissioners
    Alicia Ivey
    Theron Jones
    Abe Schear
    7 Vacancies
    (10 Appointments)
    Meeting Schedule

    4th Tuesday of every other month

    4:30 – 6:30pm

    Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
    100 Peachtree Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30303

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    Map & Directions

    Contact Us

    For questions regarding TADAC or if you are interested in serving on TADAC, please contact:

    Nathan Soldat
    Community Engagement Manager
    nsoldat@atlbeltline.org
    (404) 477-3552