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Economic Development and Real Estate

A Catalyst for Economic Growth and Renewal

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 ten years of the program generated a roughly 8:1 return on investment, with an estimated $3.7 billion in private redevelopment spurred by roughly $447 million of public and private investment. 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:

Developers + Site Selectors+-

  • looking to purchase property or land along the Atlanta BeltLine.
  • a site selection consultant searching locations for a client.

Visit Developers + Site Selectors for more details →

Property Owners+-

  • own commercial property or land along the Atlanta BeltLine and seeking tenants; or
  • property / business owner already located adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine and am interested in connecting my property to the trail
; or
  • a property / business owner already located adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine and interested in redeveloping your property

Visit Property Owners for more details →

Business Owners+-

Are you looking for:

  • a restaurant space to lease along the Atlanta BeltLine; or
  • an office space to lease along the Atlanta BeltLine
.

Visit Business Owners for more details →

Creating Jobs

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. As of the end of 2016, 7,200 permanent jobs have been created in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area, and 26,600 temporary construction jobs have employed workers for at least a year.


Success Stories

Our “Business on the Atlanta BeltLine” video series features proprietors whose businesses have felt the positive impact of the Atlanta BeltLine.

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Open Your Doors to Opportunity

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:

  • Collaborator
  • Policy-setter
  • Information Center
  • Program Manager
  • Developer
  • 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
  • 1.3 million people used the Eastside Trail in 2015—that’s 1.3 million wallets and 2.6 million eyes

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:

View List of Corporate Neighbors+-

  • Amsterdam Walk
  • Ansley Mall
  • Athenahealth
  • AT&T
  • Cardlytics
  • Concentrics Restaurants
  • Eventide Brewery
  • Georgia Power
  • Google
  • Jamestown
  • King Plow Arts Center
  • Kraft
  • Kroger
  • Leggett and Platt
  • MailChimp
  • Monday Night Brewing
  • Nabisco
  • Park Tavern
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Ponce City Market
  • Publix
  • Rathbuns Steak, Rathbuns, and Krog Bar
  • Sweetwater Brewery
  • Twitter
  • West Rock
  • Westside Provisions
  • 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.


Success Stories

Our “Business on the Atlanta BeltLine” video series features proprietors whose businesses have felt the positive impact of the Atlanta BeltLine.

View Videos


Connect with ABI

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
jmitchell@atlbeltline.org

Make Your Mark on the Atlanta BeltLine

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:

City: State: Zip:

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.

Developers looking to locate along the Atlanta BeltLine+-

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.

Development Along the Atlanta BeltLine+-

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 that will open to the public in 2017. 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.


Connect with ABI

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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 head of External Affairs for Google Fiber, 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.

Jerald Mitchell
Director of Economic Development
, ABI
404-477-3537
jmitchell@atlbeltline.org

Stacy Patton
Director of Real Estate & Asset Management, ABI

404-477-3663
spatton@atlbeltline.org

 

Supporting New Business Ventures

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).

GA Department of Economic Development+-


Visit Georgia.org for more information.

  • Major Project Tax Credit
  • GA Retaining Tax Credit
  • GA Film, TV, & Digital Entertainment Tax Credit
  • Job Tax Credit
  • Quality Jobs Tax Credit
  • Port Tax Credit
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Industrial Revenue Bonds & Bond Allocation Program
  • Clean Energy Tax Credit

Available Buildings and Sites Database

  • Investment Tax Credit
  • Optional Investment Tax Credit
  • Research and Development Tax Credit
  • Sales Tax and Use Tax Exemption
  • Investor Tax Exemption
  • Small Business Tax Relief
  • Angle Investor Tax Credit
  • Corporate Headquarters Tax Credit

Invest Atlanta+-

Visit InvestAtlanta.com for more information.

  • SBA 504 Loan Fund
  • NOWaccount
  • Business Improvement Loan Fund
  • Phoenix Loan Fund
  • Opportunity Loan Fund
  • Empowerment Zone Loan Fund
  • Atlanta Catalyst Loan Fund
  • Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
  • License and Permitting Wizard
  • Street Vendor Loan Fund
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • 501(c)3 Bonds
  • Industrial Development Bonds
  • Lease Purchase Bonds
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Economic Opportunity Fund

GA Dept. of Community Affairs+-


Visit dca.state.ga.us for more information.

  • Regional Economic Business Assistance Program
  • Enterprise Zones
  • GA Loan Participation Program
  • Small Business Credit Guarantee
  • Redevelopment Fund
  • GA Tax Credit Program
  • GA Tourism Development Act
  • Life Sciences Facilites Fund
  • GA Capital Access Program
  • CDFI Funding
  • Regional Economic Assistance Projects

Georgia Division of Historic Preservation+-


Visit georgiashpo.org for more information.

  • Landmark Historic Property Tax Abatement Program
  • Rehabilitated Historic Property Abatement Program
  • Federal Income Tax Credit Program
  • State Income Tax Credit Program

Other Programs+-


Startup Atlanta Resource Map

  • Opportunity Zone Tax Credit
  • Clean Energy Atlanta / Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing
  • GA Quick Start
  • Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech
  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • Green Communities Fund
  • ANDP Loan Fund
  • Development Impact Fee Exemption
  • Tax Allocation District
  • Tax Abatement
  • Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
  • Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
  • Community Improvement District
  • Two Year Expansion Tax Credit
  • DEBCO Revolving Loan Fund
  • Microloan Program
  • Bond Financing

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.+-


Visit beltline.org for more information.

  • First Source Hiring Agreement

Changing the Business Landscape

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!

Kevin Rathbun

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 2015, approximately $3 billion in private investment has taken place in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area.

Watch the full video series.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jerald Mitchell
Director of Economic Development
, ABI
404-477-3537
jmitchell@atlbeltline.org

Stacy Patton
Director of Real Estate & Asset Management, ABI

404-477-3663
spatton@atlbeltline.org