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Community Engagement

Ensuring All Voices Are Heard

The Atlanta BeltLine has its origins in the grassroots efforts of community members, and it is critical that public involvement continues to play a prominent role in shaping and defining the Atlanta BeltLine. With a commitment to soliciting public input at every stage, as of 2017 we have held over 315 public meetings to date, engaging 12,200 participants in the planning process along the way. In addition, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has participated in hundreds of community meetings across Atlanta – from pop-ups at farmers markets and coffee shops to appearances at neighborhood associations and Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) meetings. We have pledged to stay transparent and keep Atlanta informed as we take this journey together. A project that reflects the goals and aspirations of our neighborhoods is one we call a success!

What We Do

The role of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) community engagement team is to ensure that the community remains informed and actively engaged in the planning, design and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine. This is done through community outreach, public meetings, surveys, post meeting follow-ups, public participation on Advisory Boards and a community representative on the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors.

The department uses a variety of different tools, depending on the scope of the project, to reach the community in a comprehensive way.  Through our traditional outreach methods,  flyers are distributed to public spaces, residential and/or business door-to-door campaigns are deployed, right-of-way signs are located in target areas, and direct mailings are done. Technology is fully maximized to disseminate information by utilizing email distribution lists, social media, beltline.org, e-newsletters, and automated phone calls. The combination of the traditional and tech-based outreach approach helps to create a myriad of opportunities to get the word out and engage a broad spectrum of people at Atlanta BeltLine public meetings.

A Framework for Community Engagement

The Atlanta City Council recognized the importance of public participation when creating Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI), the entity tasked with implementing the Atlanta BeltLine. The Council legislatively mandated a “Framework for Citizen Participation” (Ordinance 06-R-1576). Now called the Community Engagement Framework, it forms the foundation of all community interaction taking place to implement the project.

Community Engagement Framework

View the PDF to learn more about how the Community Engagement Framework functions.


Meetings and Gatherings

The role of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) community engagement team is to ensure that the community remains informed and actively engaged in the planning, design and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine. Learn how we engage the community below:

Quarterly Briefings+-

Quarterly Briefings are held four times a year to update overall progress of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Study Groups+-

Study Groups enable direct input into the planning, design, and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine. There are five Study Groups around the Atlanta BeltLine (N, NE, SE, SW, W), and they focus on topics ranging from park design to transit planning.

Citywide Conversations+-

Citywide Conversations are used to introduce concepts and educate the community on various topics related to the Atlanta BeltLine.

Pop-Ups+-

Pop-Ups are smaller events that happen with a pop-up tent and project information. They take place directly on the Atlanta BeltLine and in surrounding communities.

Meet and Greets+-

Meet & Greets are non-traditional events typically held outside in parks or near playgrounds that are family friendly to connect the project with the people. They usually occur in conjunction with local community events.

Resident Round Tables+-

Resident Round Tables are used for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff to hear both big and small ideas from the community.

Meetings by Request+-

By request, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff is happy to attend additional community meetings if provided a minimum of two weeks notice and staff is available. Please email your request to engage@atlbeltline.org or call 404-477-3552.

Meetings & Gatherings Calendar

Visit the meetings tab to find a meeting or gathering near you.


How Do We Get the Word Out

The tools listed below are used to get the word out for upcoming meetings and gatherings to the community. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. customizes which tools to use for different types of meetings and gatherings.

Ground Outreach+-

  • Public Meeting Promotion is done with flyers distributed in person to businesses. This allows staff to engage with businesses in an impromptu manner while spreading the word about upcoming meetings.
  • Neighborhood Signs alert pedestrians and motorists to upcoming meetings.
  • Flyer Mailings to places of worship, libraries and other community spaces help bridge the digital divide
  • Direct Mailing to households in Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods are used for very specific topics to ensure direct messaging
  • Door to Door Outreach is also used to ensure direct messaging with the added benefit of one on one conversations

Digital Outreach+-

  • Online Presentations & Agendas are available during and after public meetings
  • QR Codes & Web Aliases are printed on meeting agendas for easy access
  • Online Meeting Evaluation Surveys are mailed out after every meeting to ensure that meetings are being ran to the highest standards
  • Electronic Feedback allows meeting attendees to provide input on planning and design of projects
  • Videos and Online Streaming allow the public to receive project updates given at Quarterly Briefings even if they cannot attend the meeting in person.

Meetings by Request

By request, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff is happy to attend additional community meetings if provided a minimum of two weeks’ notice and staff is available. Please email your request to engage@atlbeltline.org or call 404-477-3552.

Gathering the Community for Input and Engagement

We conduct regular community meetings to keep the public informed on the very latest developments, progress updates, and next steps on the Atlanta BeltLine project. Here you can find a calendar of upcoming meetings, as well as links to meeting presentations, agendas, and summaries. Visit archives to view presentations from past years.

FILTER MEETINGS:
Meeting dateLocationTypeDetailsDocumentationFeedback
1540837800October 29, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmStudy Group

Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

1543860000December 3, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309Quarterly Briefings
Past Meetings
1537898400September 25, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309Quarterly Briefings
1537813800September 24, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmThe Villages at Carver Family YMCA-Activity Room 1, 1600 Pryor Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

Subarea 2 Master Plan Update

1537209000September 17, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmBooker T. Washington Highschool, 45 Whitehouse Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314Study Group

Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

1536863400September 13, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmFulton County Central Training, 425 Langhorn St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group
1529951400June 25, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmHagar's Palace, 19 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30314Study Group

Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

1528135200June 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pmFriendship Baptist Church - 80 Walnut St SW, Atlanta, GA 30314Quarterly Briefings

Quarterly Briefing

1527186600May 24, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmCalvary United Methodist Church, 1471 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group
1525975200May 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pmArthur Langford Jr. Recreation Center, 1614 Arthur Langford Jr. Pl. Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group
1525372200May 3, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmFocused Community Strategies Community Room behind Carver Market: 1297 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group
1524909600April 28, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pmMount Ephraim Baptist Church, 1202 West Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318Study Group

Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

1524767400April 26, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmTrees Atlanta, 225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group
1524765600April 26, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pmArthur Langford Jr. Recreation Center, 1614 Arthur Langford Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group
1523700000April 14, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pmFocused Community Strategies Community Room behind Carver Market: 1297 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

Subarea 3 Master Plan Update Open House

10:30 AM: 30-minute presentation
11:00 AM: Input at stations throughout the room
12:15 PM: Repeat of 30-minute presentation
12:45 – 1:00 PM: Final questions and input

1523385000April 10, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmStudy Group

Vision for University and Avon Avenue

1522089000March 26, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318Study Group

Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

1521743400March 22, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pmCalvary United Methodist Church, 1471 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

Kick-off of the design process for Enota Park.

1521484200March 19, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmWashington High School: 45 Whitehouse Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314Citywide Conversation

Arts & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

1520533800March 8, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmLittle 5 Points Center for Arts & Community: 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307Study Group

Arts and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

1520274600March 5, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmMuseum of Contemporary Art GA (MOCA GA): 75 Bennett St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309Study Group

Arts and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

1519929000March 1, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmChurch of Atlanta Lighthouse Fellowship Hall (behind main church): 1380 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

Subarea 3 Master Plan Update

1519754400February 27, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Technical College - Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center: 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Quarterly Briefings

Quarterly Briefing

1519669800February 26, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Community Food Bank: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318Study Group

Arts and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

1519324200February 22, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmHammonds House: 503 Peoples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

Arts and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

1518719400February 15, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church: 1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324Study Group

Northeast Trail Design

1518458400February 12, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pmDad's Garage: 569 Ezzard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312Study Group

Arts and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

1516905000January 25, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmRialto Center for the Arts: 80 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303Citywide Conversation

Arts & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan

1516732200January 23, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmFocused Community Strategies Community Room behind Carver Market: 1297 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

Chosewood Park Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

1512410400December 4, 2017 6:00pmAll Saints Episcopal Church (634 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308Quarterly Briefings

For Quicker Sign-In at the Meeting Pre-Register Here: https://atlbeltline4qb17.eventbrite.com

1512066600November 30, 2017 6:30pmChurch of Atlanta Lighthouse - Fellowship Hall behind the main church (1380 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315)Study Group
1508783400October 23, 2017 6:30pmGrant Park Recreation Center Gymnasium: (537 Park Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312)Study Group
1507833000October 12, 2017 6:30pmFamilies First: (80 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314)Citywide Conversation

Inclusionary Zoning in the Atlanta BeltLine Overlay

1507055400October 3, 2017 6:30pmTrees Atlanta: 225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group

Eastside Trail Extension Construction Update

1506625200September 28, 2017 7:00pmKIPP STRIVE Primary - Multipurpose Room (1425 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)Study Group

Community Listening Session - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Let’s put our heads together to develop solutions to improve our art selection process. Please join us for our 3rd community conversation on September 28th from 7-8 pm at KIPP STRIVE Primary to continue our discussion on Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. We look forward to gaining your feedback and hearing your ideas!

1506623400September 28, 2017 6:30pmKIPP STRIVE Primary - Cafeteria: 1425 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Complete Street Design

1506016800September 21, 2017 6:00pmWashington High School Auditorium (45 Whitehouse Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314)Quarterly Briefings

The focus of the presentation will be a discussion on the selection process for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. We encourage everyone to attend to share your thoughts about how this process may be more inclusive moving forward. This conversation will be followed by a featured presentation on the 2017 Art of the Atlanta BeltLine program in its entirety. In addition we will provide the latest updates on trails, transit, and greenspace design.

Eventbrite - Atlanta BeltLine Third Quarterly Briefing of 2017

1505412000September 14, 2017 6:00pmWashington High School (45 Whitehouse Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314)Quarterly Briefings

THIRD QUARTERLY BRIEFING OF 2017 POSTPONED

****Due to lingering weather-related challenges, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is canceling the Third Quarterly Briefing scheduled for September 14, 2017 to accommodate our community members impacted by the storm. ABI is working diligently to reschedule the meeting. We will share that information with you as soon as it is available. ****

    1505242800September 12, 2017 7:00pmKIPP STRIVE Primary (1425 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)Community Engagement

    MEETING CANCELED due to severe weather.

    Community Listening Session - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (see flyer attachment for additional details)

    1503945000August 28, 2017 6:30pmFocused Community Strategies Community Room behind Carver Market: 1297 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

    Chosewood Park Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Framework

    1502389800August 10, 2017 6:30pmAll Saints Episcopal Church: (634 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, 30308)Citywide Conversation

    Unified Plan Unveiling | Subarea Master Plan Updates Kickoff | City of Atlanta Light Rail Transit System Update

    1500575400July 20, 2017 6:30pmTrees Atlanta: 225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group

    Eastside Trail Extension Phase II Meeting

    1499970600July 13, 2017 6:30pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church: 1824 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30324Study Group

    Northeast Trail Design

    1498501800June 26, 2017 6:30pmWest End Family Life & Community Center: 1191 Donnelly Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Westside Trail Construction Update | Shed Construction at the Aluma Urban Farm Update

    1498156200June 22, 2017 6:30pmKIPP STRIVE Academy: 1444 Lucile Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW Complete Street Design

    1496772000June 6, 2017 6:00pmPark Tavern - Piedmont Room (500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309)Quarterly Briefings

    Quarterly Briefing: Project Updates & Open House

    Eventbrite - Atlanta BeltLine Second Quarterly Briefing of 2017

    1496341800June 1, 2017 6:30pmTrees Atlanta: 225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group

    Eastside Trail Extension Phase II Construction Update

    1493317800April 27, 2017 6:30pmFulton County Central Training: 425 Langhorn St. SE Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Westside Trail Construction Update

    1493058600April 24, 2017 6:30pmCarver Marketplace: 1297 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

    Southside Trail Design | Reynoldstown Stage Design

    1492453800April 17, 2017 6:30pmKIPP STRIVE Primary: 1425 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW Complete Street Design

    1490896800March 30, 2017 6:00pmAtlanta Technical College Academic Complex (Building B) Auditorium: 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Quarterly Briefings

    Project Updates & Affordable/Workforce Housing Panel Discussion

    Eventbrite - Atlanta BeltLine First Quarterly Briefing of 2017

    1488479400March 2, 2017 6:30pmOur Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: 25 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312Study Group

    Eastside Trail Extension Phase II Construction Update

    1488220200February 27, 2017 6:30pmFamilies First: 80 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30314Study Group

    Westside Trail Construction Update

    1481047200December 6, 2016 6:00pmFulton County Government Center: 141 Pryor Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303Quarterly Briefings

    Project Updates & Open House

    1478543400November 7, 2016 6:30pmGrant Park Recreation Center: 537 Park Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30312Study Group

    Eastside Trail Construction Update | Reynoldstown Stage Design

    1478197800November 3, 2016 6:30pmCarver Market: 1297 Jonesboro Road Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

    Southside Trail Design

    1478025000November 1, 2016 6:30pmCentral United Methodist Church: 501 Mitchell Street SW Atlanta, GA 30314Study Group

    City of Atlanta Light Rail Transit Environmental Clearance - Downtown Crosstown

    1475173800September 29, 2016 6:30pmFulton County Central Training: 425 Langhorn St. SW Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Westside Trail Construction Update | Enota Park Update

    1474912800September 26, 2016 6:00pmPark Tavern: 500 10th Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309Quarterly Briefings

    Project Updates & City of Atlanta/MARTA Transportation and MARTA Sales Tax Referendums

    1474396200September 20, 2016 6:30pmCentral United Methodist Church: 501 Mitchell Street SW Atlanta, GA 30314Citywide Conversation

    City of Atlanta Light Rail Transit Environmental Clearance - Downtown Crosstown & System Update

    1474309800September 19, 2016 6:30pmJames Orange Recreation Center: 1305 Oakland Dr SW Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Murphy Crossing Economic Feasibility Analysis

    1473791400September 13, 2016 6:30pmCarver Market: 1297 Jonesboro Road Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

    Southside Trail Design

    1472149800August 25, 2016 6:30pmJames Orange Recreation Center: 1305 Oakland Dr, SE Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Resident Round Table

    1471890600August 22, 2016 6:30pmKIPP STRIVE Academy: 1444 Lucile Ave. SW Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Westside Trail Construction Update | Down-payment Assistance Program

    1470767400August 9, 2016 6:30pmZoo Atlanta Coca-Cola World Studio: 800 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

    Please join Councilmember Carla Smith and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. to discuss the design of the Southside Trail!
    This detailed dialogue will focus on the Atlanta BeltLine between Confederate Avenue SE and Pryor Road SW. We are seeking input on the location of ramps and stairs to access the trail, as well as what type of community spaces you would like to experience along this section of the trail. We will also have information about our down payment assistance program available.

    1470335400August 4, 2016 6:30pmOur Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: 25 Boulevard NE Atlanta, GA 30312Study Group

    Join us for an update on Eastside Trail Extension construction and related road closures. We are excited to share details on our schedule for progress with you! We will also be providing information about roadwork on Wylie and Irwin Streets. We will also have information about our down-payment assistance program available.

    1469471400July 25, 2016 6:30pmGrant Park Recreation Center: 537 Park Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30312Study Group

    Join us to provide feedback on design concepts for the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor along Bill Kennedy Way between Memorial Drive and Glenwood Avenue!

    1468348200July 12, 2016 6:30pmTrees Atlanta: 225 Chester Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group

    Please join us for the first of several conversations on the Southside Trail Design!
    We want to understand what kinds of community spaces you want and where we should build ramps and stairs! This in-depth dialogue will focus on the trail between Glenwood Ave and Confederate Ave.

    1468261800July 11, 2016 6:30pmGeorgia Hill Library Conference Room 316: 250 Georgia Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group

    Join us for the fourth of five Atlanta BeltLine “Resident Roundtables” which are an opportunity for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff to hear from the community. We want to hear your creative ideas on how to address opportunities and challenges as we continue to build your Atlanta BeltLine. While it will not be possible to implement all ideas, it is important to continue the open community dialogue that has made this project so successful to date.

    1466706600June 23, 2016 6:30pmWest Hunter Street Baptist Church: 1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development, along with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., is proactively rezoning key redevelopment areas in support of transit-oriented development. This incorporates zoning recommendations from the Subarea Master Plans to implement pedestrian and bicycle-friendly urban infill around the planned transit investment.

    1465321500June 7, 2016 5:45pmMaynard Holbrook Jackson High School: 801 Glenwood Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30312Quarterly Briefings

    In this public meeting you will be provided project updates from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Between 5:45 and 6:15pm there will be an open house focused on the design of the Southside Trail which runs from Glenwood Dr. SE to University Ave. SW. The open house will be followed by a formal presentation and opportunity for questions.

    1464892200June 2, 2016 6:30pmHagar's Palace: 19 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA 30314Study Group

    Please join us to learn about detour routes for the temporary weekend closure (June 11th and 12th) and to receive construction updates for the Westside Trail.

    1464028200May 23, 2016 6:30pmAtlanta Community Food Bank: 732 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318Study Group

    Join us for the third of five Atlanta BeltLine “Resident Roundtables” which are an opportunity for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff to hear from the community. We want to hear your creative ideas on how to address opportunities and challenges as we continue to build your Atlanta BeltLine. While it will not be possible to implement all ideas, it is important to continue the open community dialogue that has made this project so successful to date.

    1463509800May 17, 2016 6:30pmJames Orange Recreation Center: 1305 Oakland Drive S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30305­­Study Group

    Come hear about progress on the Murphy Crossing Economic Feasibility effort. This work will help establish strategic options for future activation of the site.

    1463423400May 16, 2016 6:30pmKIPP STRIVE Academy: 1444 Lucile Avenue SW Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Please join us to learn about the removal of the structure at 1385 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Building #11 at the Murphy Crossing site.

    1462905000May 10, 2016 6:30pmTrees Atlanta: 225 Chester Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group

    Please join us to learn about two exciting upcoming Atlanta BeltLine Projects! Provide feedback on conceptual layouts for Bill Kennedy Way and hear updates on the Eastside Trail Extension Construction.

    1462213800May 2, 2016 6:30pmMuseum of Contemporary Art of Georgia: 75 Bennett St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309Study Group

    Join us for the second of five Atlanta BeltLine “Resident Roundtables” which are an opportunity for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff to hear from the community. We want to hear your creative ideas on how to address opportunities and challenges as we continue to build your Atlanta BeltLine. While it will not be possible to implement all ideas, it is important to continue the open community dialogue that has made this project so successful to date.

    1461263400April 21, 2016 6:30pmOur Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: 25 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA, 303012Study Group

    Join us for the first of five Atlanta BeltLine Resident Round Tables which are an opportunity for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff to hear from the community. We want to hear your creative ideas on how to address opportunities and challenges as we continue to build your Atlanta BeltLine. While it may not be possible to implement all ideas, it is important to continue the open community dialogue that has made this project so successful to date.

    1461090600April 19, 2016 6:30pmJames Orange Recreation Center: 1305 Oakland Drive S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30305­­Study Group

    Come hear more about the strategic site assessment for Murphy Crossing. Community feedback is needed from you!

    1460399400April 11, 2016 6:30pmTrees Atlanta: 225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316Study Group

    Please join us to learn about these exciting upcoming Atlanta BeltLine Projects! Hear updates on the Eastside Trail Extension. Learn about the conceptual design process for Bill Kennedy Way and see the conceptual designs for the Reynoldstown Stage.

    1458844200March 24, 2016 6:30pmJames Orange Recreation Center: 1305 Oakland Drive S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30305­­Study Group

    Please join us to meet the consultant team and learn about the Murphy Crossing Economic Feasibility Study. We will also provide a construction update on the Westside Trail.

    1456855200March 1, 2016 6:00pmCleveland L. Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College, Building B: 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W., Atlanta GA, 30310Quarterly Briefings

    Join us for the Latest Atlanta BeltLine Updates! In this public meeting you will be provided project updates from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Following the formal presentation there will be an open house where staff is available to speak with regarding all aspects of the project.

    1456425000February 25, 2016 6:30pmWest Hunter Street Baptist Church: 1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development, along with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., is proactively rezoning key redevelopment areas in support of transit-oriented development. This incorporates zoning recommendations from the Subarea Master Plans to implement pedestrian and bicycle-friendly urban infill around the planned transit investment. Learn more about the proactive rezoning plan for Subarea 1! The BeltLine Subarea 1 planning geography includes West End, Westview, Bush Mountain, Cascade Avenue/Road, Oakland City, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, and Adair Park neighborhoods and NPUs I, S, T and V.

    1452796200January 14, 2016 6:30pmOthello Event Hall: 1170 Sylvan Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

    Please join us for Murphy Crossing and Westside Trail Construction Updates.

    We Can't Do It Without You!

    There are many different ways for people to get involved in the Atlanta BeltLine. This is a project by the community and for the community, and residents have an active role in every phase of the process. We welcome your ideas and involvement, and there are many ways you can participate:

    Engage

    Your involvement in the Atlanta BeltLine is absolutely critical to its success. It is essential that this project has the engaged support of, and input from, the people it serves. Remember, the Atlanta BeltLine is happening with you!

    Serve on an Advisory Board+-

    The community can serve on advisory groups by appointment from Atlanta BeltLine Inc., City Council, Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County, the Mayor and others.

    The two key advisory groups for the Atlanta BeltLine are the Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee and the BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board. Other planning and advisory committees are created for a short term and typically technical purpose. Call Beth McMillan at 404-588-5463 to learn more.

    Attend Quarterly Briefings+-

    Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. convenes quarterly for a citywide briefing on its progress regarding planning, design, and construction activities. You can engage the Atlanta BeltLine team and partners one-on-one and in an open Q&A format. Visit the meetings tab for more information and upcoming dates.

    Participate in Study Group Meetings+-

    Study Groups are the primary way to participate in planning the Atlanta BeltLine. Created by the Atlanta City Council, Study Groups enable direct input into the planning, design, and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine. There are five Study Groups around the Atlanta BeltLine (N, NE, SE, SW, W), and they focus on topics ranging from park design to transit planning.Visit the meetings tab for more information and upcoming dates.

    Attend Citywide Briefings+-

    Citywide Conversations are the primary way Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. introduces the community to concepts unique to planning and implementing the Atlanta BeltLine vision. These forums engage subject matter experts, provide community education, and promote in-depth dialogue covering different perspectives. Concepts introduced to date include transit supportive development, affordable housing, and community benefits. Visit the meetings tab for more information and upcoming dates.

    Volunteer

    As the Atlanta BeltLine has matured as a project, the variety of ways to get involved has evolved as well. Join thousands of Atlantans who are helping make the Atlanta BeltLine happen! Remember, the Atlanta BeltLine is happening with you!

    Volunteer for special events+-

    Special events celebrate our progress and bring the Atlanta BeltLine to life. Volunteers are needed to assist in coordinating the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series, groundbreakings and grand opening ceremonies, the Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour, and much more.

    To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alice Weston at 404-446-4410 or alice@atlblp.org

    Adopt the Atlanta BeltLine+-

    The Atlanta BeltLine needs constant upkeep, and Adopting the Atlanta BeltLine is a great way for your organization to make a difference on the Atlanta BeltLine. Help with litter control, invasive plant removal, and other beautification projects.

    To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alice Weston at 404-446-4410 or alice@atlblp.org

    Join the Speakers Bureau+-

    Do you like public speaking? As a volunteer with the Speakers Bureau, you will play an important role by giving our Atlanta BeltLine 101 presentation to community residents, local organizations, business associations, and other interested groups. Volunteers in this specially selected group go through extensive training. Recruitment is done once per year and begins in the fall.

    To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alice Weston at 404-446-4410 or alice@atlblp.org

    Staff the Atlanta BeltLine booth at a neighborhood festival+-

    Spring, summer, and fall bring about great neighborhood festivals in Atlanta, attracting people from all around the metro area. Volunteering to share information by staffing the Atlanta BeltLine booth at these events – all while enjoying the festivities – is a fun way to connect the public with the Atlanta BeltLine.

    To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alice Weston at 404-446-4410 or alice@atlblp.org

    Help Distribute Atlanta BeltLine Information+-

    Promote the Atlanta BeltLine in the community, and make residents aware of opportunities to play a role in the project’s development. By sharing information with friends, neighbors, local businesses, and other groups, you will raise awareness and encourage greater community participation and engagement. Order materials to be mailed to you. →

    Activities include:

    • Visiting local businesses and institutions (e.g. coffee shops, apartment communities, schools and churches) to leave information about the Atlanta BeltLine at these locations.
    • Attending neighborhood or other organizational meetings to distribute information about the Atlanta BeltLine
    • Connecting groups to opportunities to tour the Atlanta BeltLine or attend Atlanta BeltLine 101 presentations

    To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alice Weston at 404-446-4410 or alice@atlblp.org

    Contact Us

    Community Engagement is at the core of the mission for the Atlanta BeltLine, and we welcome your input as we help shape the Atlanta BeltLine vision.

    Beth McMillan
    Planning & Community Engagement Director
    bmcmillan@atlbeltline.org
    404-477-3550

    Lynnette Reid
    Senior Planner
    lreid@atlbeltline.org
    (404) 477-3551

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

    Whitney Fuller
    Community Engagement Manager
    WFuller@atlbeltline.org
    (404) 477-3574

    If you have general questions or comments please email engage@atlbeltline.org

    Be Part of the Progress

    The Atlanta BeltLine is a project by and for the people of Atlanta, and we want your input. There are regular public meetings all around the Atlanta BeltLine that cover a wide range of topics. Be sure to check out the schedule of upcoming meetings and come join in the conversation!

    View Meetings Schedule and Recent Presentations →

    View all Atlanta BeltLine events by going to our Events Calendar.

    Volunteer

    If you have any questions on how to get involved or volunteer, with the Atlanta BeltLine, please contact:

    Alice Weston
     Program Manager, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
    alice@atlblp.org