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The Atlanta BeltLine

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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.

We Want Your Input

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
1568743200September 17, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm725 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306Quarterly Briefings

Quarterly Briefing

1569522600September 26, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pmLang Carson Recreation Center (100 Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta,GA 30316)Study Group

Reynoldstown Community Space

1570125600October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pmThe Metropolitan Lofts (MET) (680 Murphy Ave. SW, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA 30310 - Building 675)Study Group

Subarea 1 and West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Master Plan updates

    1575396000December 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Technical College - Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center: 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Quarterly Briefings

    Quarterly Briefing

      Past Meetings
      1567103400August 29, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church (1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)Study Group

      Northeast Trail Construction

      1567015200August 28, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pmThe Metropolitan Lofts (MET) (680 Murphy Ave. SW, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA 30310 - Building 675)Study Group

      Subarea 1 and West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Master Plan updates

      1566844200August 26, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Community Tool Bank (410 Englewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30315)Study Group

      Subarea 3 Master Plan Update

      1565721000August 13, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Community ToolBankStudy Group

      Continue the design process for Boulevard Crossing Park.

      1565721000August 13, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Community ToolBankStudy Group

      Continue the design process for Boulevard Crossing Park.

      1564511400July 30, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmChurch of Atlanta Lighthouse (1380 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315)Study Group

      Subarea 3 Master Plan Update

      1563820200July 22, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmCleveland Dennard Conference Center - Atlanta Technical College (1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)Study Group

      Southside Trail Updates

      1563008400July 13, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pmRussell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (504 Fair Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313)Study Group

      Subarea 1 and West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Master Plan updates

      1561487400June 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church (1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)Study Group

      Northeast Trail Design

      1561401000June 24, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmCosmopolitan AME Church (170 Vine Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30314)Study Group

      Westside Trail Extension
      Westside Connector Trail

      1561055400June 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmThe Church at Ponce & Highland (1085 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306)Study Group

      Subarea 5 Master Plan Update

      1560448800June 13, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pmFriendship Baptist Church - 80 Walnut St SW, Atlanta, GA 30314Quarterly Briefings

      Quarterly Briefing

      1559239200May 30, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pmWest End Family Life & Community Center (1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)Study Group

      Subarea 1 and West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Master Plan updates

      1558636200May 23, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmAtlanta Community Tool Bank (410 Englewood Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315)Study Group

      Interim Southside Trail Progress, Subarea 3 Master Plan update, Boulevard Crossing Park design

      1557253800May 7, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pmLang Carson Recreation Center (100 Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta,GA 30316)Study Group

      Madison Reynoldstown development

      1556820000May 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pmEnglish Avenue Yards- 777 Wheeler St, NW Atlanta, GA 30318Community Engagement

      Advisory Boards Annual Public Presentation

      1556649000April 30, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmOur Lady of Lourdes ( 25 Boulevard Ave NE, Atlanta,GA 30312)Study Group

      Subarea 5 Master Plan Update

      1553538600March 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm Barack & Michelle Obama Academy (970 Martin St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315)Study Group

      Subarea 2 Master Plan Update

      1552586400March 14, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pmPiedmont Room at Park Tavern (500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309)Quarterly Briefings

      Quarterly Briefing

      1551119400February 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmBooker T. Washington Highschool, 45 Whitehouse Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314Study Group

      Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

      1550916000February 23, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pmLittle Five Points Community Center  (1083 Austin Avenue NE,  Atlanta, GA 30307)Study Group

      Subarea 5 Master Plan Update

      1549908000February 11, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pmAtlanta BeltLine Center: 112 Krog St. NE, Suite 14, Atlanta, GA 30307Citywide Conversation

      IoT.ATL AgTech Challenge (Internet of Things Atlanta)

      1549305000February 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmFocused Community Strategies Community Room (1297 McDonough Blvd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315)Study Group

      Subarea 2 Master Plan Update

      1548959400January 31, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmCalvary United Methodist Church (1471 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310)Study Group

      Enota Park Design

      1548700200January 28, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmGeorgia Hill Neighborhood Center - 250 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312Study Group

      Southside Trail Updates & EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant

      1548700200January 28, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmTrees Atlanta (225 Chester Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30316)Study Group

      Eastside Trail Extension Phase II

      1547749800January 17, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmHelene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility (515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312)Study Group

      Subarea 5 Master Plan Update

      1543860000December 3, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pmChosewood Arts Complex, 420 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315Quarterly Briefings
      1543658400December 1, 2018 10:00am - 12:30pmAtlanta Technical College - Dennard Conference Center - 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA 30310Study Group

      Subarea 2 Master Plan Update

      1543516200November 29, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmThe Villages at Carver Family YMCA, 1600 Pryor Road SW Atlanta, GA 30315Study Group

      University & Avon Avenue Complete Street

      1541701800November 8, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church: 1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324Study Group

      Northeast Trail Design

      1540837800October 29, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmStudy Group

      Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

      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

        Kathrine Morris
        Community Engagement Advocate
        kmorris@atlbeltline.org
        (404) 477-3578

        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