The Southwest Connector Spur Trail is the hilliest of the four trail segments, and the perfect training area for the Atlanta Triathlon Kids. Check out the latest “Life On the Atlanta BeltLine” video, highlighting a special bond between these young people and the Atlanta Police Department’s dedicated Path Force Unit. Watch now →
Located in ABP’s Stoveworks offices with direct access to the Eastside Trail, the Center is funded by private philanthropy and offers a place for people to learn about the Atlanta BeltLine through exhibits, interactive displays and programs that highlight the project’s history, scope and impact. Learn more.
The Atlanta BeltLine provides unprecedented opportunities for commercial and residential development, radiating from the parks and trails to the adjacent neighborhoods and beyond. This is particularly true along large sections of the Atlanta BeltLine that traverse industrial areas and parcels of under-utilized land.
The first 12 years of the program generated a roughly 8:1 return on investment, with an estimated $4.1 billion in private redevelopment spurred by roughly $500 million of public and private investment. The Atlanta BeltLine anticipates reaching a goal of $10 billion in private redevelopment around the corridor over the life of the project. In the next several years, significant additional growth is expected with the advancement of the Atlanta Streetcar network along the Atlanta BeltLine.
The investment that has occurred in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area is a development benefit for not only the City of Atlanta, but for the entire metro region.
What are the plans for land use around the Atlanta BeltLine?
Subarea Master Plans guide the development and design principles in a half-mile either side of the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Known as the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area, these 15,000 acres encompass 22 percent of the City of Atlanta’s population and 19 percent of the City’s land mass.
The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development, along with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), 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.
We Can Help Maximize Your Investment
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) provides a wide range of resources to help you succeed. Whether you own a property, a business, or land along the Atlanta BeltLine, we are here to help. See below tabs to be directed to more information:
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looking to purchase property or land along the Atlanta BeltLine.
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A core component of the economic development around the Atlanta BeltLine is the creation of new jobs, including temporary construction opportunities as well permanent positions. 11,200 permanent jobs have been created in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area (through 2015) and 29,500 temporary construction jobs have employed workers for at least a year (through 2017).
Our “Business on the Atlanta BeltLine” video series features proprietors whose businesses have felt the positive impact of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Locating your business along the Atlanta BeltLine makes more than financial sense. It positions you adjacent to millions of trail and park users, gives your employees alternate commute options and access to greenspace, and offers unique development opportunities not found in other areas of the city.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) provides a wide range of resources to help you succeed. Whether you own a property, a business, or land along the Atlanta BeltLine, we are here to help you maximize your investment.
ABI serves the business community in the following roles:
Investor / Market Maker
We are your tool for commerce and workforce mobility. Here’s how:
ABI is a City of Atlanta First Source Partner
ABI has access to New Market Tax Credits through Invest Atlanta and partner banks
ABI can help you leverage the state of Georgia’s Job Tax Credits
In conjunction with the City of Atlanta, ABI is creating a new business-friendly zoning classification: Industrial Mix
ABI focused on Transit Oriented Development, providing commute alternatives for employees and greater retention rates for employers
1.87 million people used the Eastside Trail in 2017
The bottom line is that ABI continues to support you and connect you to resources you need long after you have located along the Atlanta BeltLine.
Join a Growing List of Atlanta BeltLine Businesses
There are a number of businesses and developers along the Atlanta BeltLine, including:
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King Plow Arts Center
Lee + White
Leggett and Platt
Monday Night Brewing
Ponce City Market
Rathbuns Steak, Rathbuns, and Krog Bar
And many others
Engaging Your Company
The Atlanta BeltLine is a conduit to bring businesses and people together. Here are ways for you to get involved around the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area:
Support Atlanta BeltLine businesses through B2B interactions
Support the economy through employees’ utilization of Atlanta BeltLine businesses
Consider the Atlanta BeltLine for your next expansion
Hire employees from Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods
Consider strategic investments in the Atlanta BeltLine
A Catalyst for Regional Economic Development
Download our handy brochure that contains all of the information on this page along with contact info.
Our “Business on the Atlanta BeltLine” video series features proprietors whose businesses have felt the positive impact of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Are you a business owner looking to grow your business?
We have regular contact with property owners and brokers that may have the perfect space for your expansion. For more details, please contact: Jerald Mitchell Director of Economic Development, ABI 404-477-3537 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a developer looking to build or expand along the Atlanta BeltLine, we provide a number of resources to help facilitate the process. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) wants to connect developers with opportunities within a half-mile of the 22-mile loop.
Enter your property address below to see if your property falls within the Atlanta BeltLines area:
Explore the Possibilities
ABI works closely with the City of Atlanta and Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta’s redevelopment arm. If you are seeking to develop property near the Atlanta BeltLine, you’ll want to understand the SAP process outlined under “Development Along the Atlanta BeltLine” below.
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If you are interested in exploring your options around the Atlanta BeltLine, start with our interactive map above. Just plug in the address of a property you own or are interested in purchasing, and our map will show you how close the parcel is to the corridor. ABI’s Director of Economic Development can also assist – contact info is to the right.
We are often asked, “When is the Atlanta BeltLine coming to my area?” The 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan answers that question and many more. Click here to visit the webpage and report dedicated to the Strategic Implementation Plan.
Site selectors looking to locate a business within the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area+-
Want to find the perfect property for your client near the Atlanta BeltLine? Get to know the Planning Area (the half-mile either side of the old railroad corridor) with our interactive map above. Already have a property in mind? Just plug in the address of and our map will show you how close the parcel is to the corridor. ABI’s Director of Economic Development is here to help – contact info is to the right. Questions surrounding when the Atlanta BeltLine will be built out in certain parts of town? Read the Strategic Implementation Plan report for details. The report answers this question and many more about the timeline of the Atlanta BeltLine.
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A key goal of the Atlanta BeltLine is to spur private development and reinvestment along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. ABI has adopted Subarea Master Plans that cover the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area (one half-mile either side of the corridor). The Subarea Master Plans – developed by ABI and the City of Atlanta between 2007 and 2012 – created a framework of thoughtful, transit-oriented development that supports future population growth and transit ridership. The master plans have been shaped and informed by neighborhood residents offering detailed feedback.
The Atlanta BeltLine Zoning Overlay, approved in 2007, instituted a regulatory approach that anticipates, manages, and encourages quality Atlanta BeltLine development opportunities and impacts. Most development projects within the Overlay must obtain a Special Administrative Permit (SAP) from the City of Atlanta. Learn more about regulatory requirements on the City of Atlanta’s website.
ABI is heavily involved with the City of Atlanta in the review and approval of development projects within the Atlanta BeltLine Zoning Overlay. In particular, projects adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor are subject to special conditions in the Overlay and ABI takes a greater role in project design and approval.
As part of the City of Atlanta SAP process, Atlanta BeltLine SAP applicants must appear before the Atlanta BeltLine Design Review Committee (DRC). At the direction of the City of Atlanta, ABI created the Design Review Committee in 2015. The Design Review Committee is an advisory group of subject-matter experts that assists the City of Atlanta’s Office of Planning and Community Development in providing design consultation, review, and recommendations for all Special Administrative Permits in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area.
If you are interested in developing your property near the Atlanta BeltLine, please contact the Director of Real Estate & Asset Management, whose contact information is on the right.
Find out more about Murphy Crossing+-
Murphy Crossing anchors the Westside Trail, a 3-mile segment of multi-use trail in southwest Atlanta. This site will be a catalytic mixed-use district with a heavy focus on job creation, support for local businesses, and multiple acres of outdoor event and greenspace. It promises to create a regional draw, one that is unique to the historic character of the surrounding neighborhoods and to the site itself. Download the Murphy Crossing Site Redevelopment Final Report and Strategy for more information.
Neighbors Working Together
We are committed to developing relationships with land owners along the corridor, which will allow us to keep you up-to-date with the latest construction timing, incentive programs, community outreach and more. We want to ensure existing property owners have information about best uses to help maximize future opportunities along the Atlanta BeltLine.
ABI Builds Strong Relationships with Property Owners
Amol Naik (left) is Director Of Special Projects at MailChimp, located in Ponce City Market. Tim Schrager (right) is CEO of Perennial Properties, which owns multi-family developments along the Atlanta BeltLine.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) envisions a robust network of transit- and pedestrian-oriented development lining the half-mile on either side of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Much of this land is formerly industrial, and holds great potential for economic development. There are also many private and residential properties adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine, and we want to keep all land owners in the loop.
Understand the Best Options for You
I own commercial property or land along the Atlanta BeltLine and am interested in selling+-
ABI can help! We are constantly cultivating relationships with developers seeking commercial property on the Atlanta BeltLine. While ABI is not a broker, we can forge connections between you and potential developers who understand the vision of the Atlanta BeltLine. We may be able to help you market your property to the right developers and potentially list it on here on our website. Please call our Director of Real Estate & Asset Management.
I own commercial property or land along the Atlanta BeltLine and am seeking tenants+-
Please contact ABI’s Director of Economic Development who has regular contact with businesses looking to grow, consultants, and site selectors. Contact info is to the right.
I am a property / business owner already located adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine and am interested in connecting my property to the trail +-
Please contact ABI’s Director of Real Estate and Asset Management for more details on easement agreements and the design process. Contact info is to the right.
I am a property / business owner already located adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine and am interested in redeveloping my property+-
ABI strives to build strong relationships with adjacent property and business owners and is here to help you during your development process. ABI routinely enters into easements with adjacent property owners to help facilitate construction and create the best possible interface between adjacent developments and the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Additionally, new developments along the Atlanta BeltLine must go through the City of Atlanta’s Special Administrative Permit (SAP) process. More information on the SAP process can be found in the DEVELOPERS + SITE SELECTORS tab. Please contact ABI’s Director of Real Estate and Asset Management for more details – contact info is to the right.
Connect with ABI
Let’s have a conversation
ABI is here to help! Reach out to our real estate or economic development departments and let’s start a conversation. We want to develop a relationship with you, and keep you up-to-date on progress with the project.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) wants to connect you with the best possible resources to support your business. The Atlanta BeltLine represents a tremendous opportunity for innovative business development, and there are a number of ways to ensure business owners can maximize their opportunities.
ABI Supports Business Ventures.
Dr. Nakia Shaw opened McArthur’s Apothecary with tax incentives from Invest Atlanta.
Giving Businesses a Helping Hand
Below is a list of economic development tax incentives offered by local and state agencies. Select the program below to view full list of incentives. Feel free to contact us for more information (info at right).
The Atlanta BeltLine provides extraordinary opportunities for new businesses. Hear firsthand from developers, business owners, and property owners how their proximity to the Atlanta BeltLine has impacted their bottom line!
Jim Irwin & New City, LLC
Perched several stories above the Eastside Trail in the Ford Factory Lofts, Jim Irwin and his team at New City have a prime view of their new office and retail development at 725 Ponce. The 10-story building that is under construction will be primarily office space with a rebuilt Kroger on the ground floor and seamless connections to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Watch the video below and read more about New City’s story!
Dr. Alex Rodriguez and Inman Park Dentistry
Some of you might recognize Alex as an Art on the Atlanta BeltLineartist. Others might recognize Dr. Rodriguez as their dentist – proprietor of Inman Park Dentistry, taking care of patients near the Atlanta BeltLine and beyond. Dr. Rodriguez is a great example of how the people use Atlanta BeltLine to live, work, and create. Find out what else Alex Rodriguez has to say about life on the Atlanta BeltLine by watching the video below!
Monday Night Brewing
Jonathan and Joel, co-owners of Monday Night Brewing, opened their first brewery in 2011 in northwest Atlanta. Their initial success led them to look for more opportunities to engage the community in other parts of Atlanta, and in 2016, they signed a lease for a second location on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail.
“This part of the BeltLine has the potential to be something really unique,” says Joel. The location provides them with the square footage and high ceilings they need for manufacturing, but also the space to engage the public. “The West End is this really vibrant community,” says Jonathan, “but there aren’t a lot of places for people to really come and hang out and eat and drink yet.”
Kevin Rathbun is the proud owner of three restaurants along the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine: Rathbun Steak, Krog Bar, and Rathbun’s. Over the past ten years, he has seen the multi-use trail develop from the abandoned railroad corridor into a bustling artery, connecting neighborhoods, residents, visitors, and amenities. The results are dramatic. Kevin has seen an influx of guests and has improved his existing patio that fronts the Eastside Trail to include an outdoor fireplace, lounge, and high boys in addition to traditional seating.
“I’m very pleased that I’m 10 feet from the BeltLine. I’ve seen a huge influx of people coming and going and it’s just fantastic. Our business is up between 12 to 18 percent. The retention of my employees is great. The Atlanta BeltLine itself is a huge game changer for Atlanta. It is going to attract more and more people for years to come.” – Kevin Rathbun
Mrs. Devotis Lee and D’s Café and Catering
In 2006, Devotis Lee opened D’s Café and Catering located in the historic Westview neighborhood in southwest Atlanta. Miss D, as she is affectionately known by friends and neighbors, serves up freshly prepared items for breakfast and lunch. Since construction began on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail, business in and around her café has increased. She’s noticed an uptick in foot traffic. Miss D is looking forward to connecting with people from many neighborhoods because of the Atlanta BeltLine.
“The Atlanta BeltLine will present an opportunity for all neighborhoods to learn about each other.” – Devotis Lee
Business on the Atlanta BeltLine
Business on the Atlanta BeltLine video series visits some of the many businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine, and explores how the Atlanta BeltLine and its culture have impacted their business. As of the end of 2017, approximately $4.1 billion in private investment has taken place in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area.