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Resources Overview

Getting into the Details

The Atlanta BeltLine is a project as immense as its impact on Atlanta. With so many different facets and stages to the project, there are also myriad documents, studies, reports, and related information. This resources section puts a wealth of information at your fingertips.

Archives

Check out our annual reports and newsletters to learn about our progress throughout the years.

Newsletter Archives+-

DocumentDescription
Summer 2017Volume 11 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Westside Trail // Affordability and Housing // Videos // CEO Corner // Eastside Trail Extension // Urban Farm // Southside Trail // Washington Park Jamboree // Remembrance // Supplier Open House
Spring 2017Volume 10 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Special edition: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.'s 2016 annual report at a glance
Winter 2016Volume 9 // Issue 4 - In this issue: Affordability and Housing // Referenda // Transit Progress // CEO Corner // Westside Trail // Eastside Trail Extension // Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // Performance Space // Signage // Bond Issuance
Fall 2016Volume 9 // Issue 3In this issue: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // Referenda // Housing Funding // CEO Corner // Eastside Trail Extension // Southside Trail Design // Westside Trail // Benches // Etiquette Tools // Life on the BeltLine // Eastside 10k
Summer 2016Volume 9 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Westside Trail Progress // Downpayment Assistance // Urban Farm // Business on the Atlanta BeltLine // 10-Year Timeline // Mobile Medics // Arboretum // Pittsburgh Rise // ABI Staff News
Spring 2016Volume 9 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Special edition: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.'s 2015 annual report at a glance
Winter 2015Volume 8 // Issue 4 - In this issue: Westside Trail Progress // Reynoldstown Stage // Arthur Langford Park // CEO Corner // Eastside 10k
Fall 2015Volume 8 // Issue 3 - In this issue: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // Fall Fest // CEO Corner // Westside Trail // Grants & Awards // AJC’s Living Intown // Northside Trail Spur // Eddy Cat // Eastside Trail Extension // Eastside 10k
Summer 2015Volume 8 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Affordable Housing // Westside Trail Update // Life on the Atlanta BeltLine // CEO Corner // Art // Workforce Partnerships // Design Review Committee // Urban Farm //  Fitness // Earth Day // Jamboree
Spring 2015Volume 8 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Special edition: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.'s 2014 annual report at a glance
Winter 2014Volume 7 // Issue 4 - In this issue: Westside Trail Groundbreaking // Smartphone App // Tour Bus // CEO Message // Transit Update // Build the BeltLine // Gateway Opening // Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
Fall 2014Volume 7 // Issue 3 - In this issue: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // Awards // Westside Trail // Transit Update // CEO Message // National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Summer 2014Volume 7 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Westside Trail Donation // Federal DOT Visit // Edgewood Avenue Opening // CEO Message // History // Free Fitness Classes // Etiquette Campaign // Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine
Spring 2014Volume 7 // Issue 1 - Special Issue: Atlanta BeltLine 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan
Winter 2013Volume 6 // Issue 4 - In this issue: TIGER V Grant // Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // Awards // Health and Fitness // Eastside Trail Gateway // Atlanta BeltLine Shop // Bike Tours // Sculpture Dedication
September 2013Volume 6 // Issue 3 - In this issue: Southwest Connector Trail // Path Force // Meet Paul Morris // Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // Progress Updates on the Atlanta BeltLine blog // Atlanta BeltLine Running Series // Staff Updates
June 2013Volume 6 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Corridor Design // Summertime // Edgewood Avenue Businesses Open // Earth Day // Transit Update // Adopter Spotlight // Public Safety // Atlanta BeltLine Running Series // Eastside Trail Extension // Southwest Connector Trail
March 2013Volume 6 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Eastside Trail Grass Planting // Southwest Connector Trail // Edgewood Avenue Bridge Replacement // Bicycle Improvements // Adopter Spotlight // Earth Day 2013 // Call for Artists // Northside 5k // Trail Etiquette // Walking Tours
December 2012Volume 5 // Issue 4 - In this issue: What’s Next? $3 Million Donation, Southwest Connector Trail, Volunteer Spotlight, Edgewood Avenue Bridge Replacement, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Fix It Line, Atlanta BeltLine Running Series® Community, Hawks Night
September 2012Volume 5 // Issue 3 - In this issue: Eastside Trail Dedication, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Environmental Justice Policy, Environmental Impact Statement, Edgewood Avenue Bridge Replacement, Eastside 10k, Atlanta BeltLine Ambassadors
June 2012Volume 5 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Eastside Trail, Transportation Referendum Up-Close, Urban Farm, Perkerson Park Splash Pad Opening, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, New Website, Southwest 5k Race, Atlanta BeltLine Night at the Braves
March 2012Volume 5 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Eastside Trail Update, Historic Fourth Ward Expansion, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Business Opportunity Forums, Organic Land Care Symposium, Northside 5k Race, Earth Day Clean-Up, New Hires
December 2011Volume 4 // Issue 4 - In this issue: City Transit Initiatives for 2012 Transportation Referendum, Eastside 10k, Two Master Plans Adopted, Party on Ponce, Eastside Trail Construction Update, New Affordable Housing
September 2011Volume 4 // Issue 3 - In this issue: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, National Center of Civil and Human Rights Partnership, Transit Update, Eastside Trail Construction, Atlanta BeltLine Night at the Braves, Southwest 5K, Boulevard Crossing Park Phase I Fall Opening
June 2011Volume 4 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Three Atlanta BeltLine Parks Open, Atlanta BeltLine Running Series, Dine Out for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Transportation Investment Act (TIA), Volunteers Support the Atlanta BeltLine on Earth Day
March 2011Volume 4 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Historic Fourth Ward Park Opens, Transit Takes Place, First Annual Organic Land Care Symposium, Trees Atlanta Celebrates Arbor Day Along the Atlanta BeltLine
December 2010Volume 3 // Issue 4 - In this issue: Eastside Trail Construction, Kudzu Removal, Environmental Impact Statement, Adopt the Atlanta BeltLine Program, Master Plans Adopted, Staff Promotions
September 2010Volume 3 // Issue 3 - In this issue: Public-Private Partnerships, 5 Million Donation, West End Trail Phase II Opens, Atlanta BeltLine Braves Night, Community Benefits Principles, Construction Progress
June 2010Volume 3 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Park Groundbreakings, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Visits, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Launches, Tony Hawk Foundation Grants 25K for Skatepark, Custom Curriculum for Eighth Graders
November 2009Volume 2 // Issue 4 - In this issue: Brian Leary Named President & CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Five Projects Under Construction, First Public Art Piece on the Atlanta BeltLine, New Hire
August 2009Volume 2 // Issue 3 - In this issue: 3.5 Additional Corridor Miles Acquired, 2009 Projects, Bond Market Preparation,
May 2009Volume 2 // Issue 2 - In this issue: Environmental Impact Study, Corridor Renderings, Equitable Development Plans, Transit Update
February 2009Volume 2 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Master Planning, Affordable Housing, Transit Update, New Hires
October 2008Volume 1 // Issue 2 - In this issue: West End Celebration, Southwest 5k, Amendment #2 Vote, Environmental Impact Study Meeting, New Hire
July 2008Volume 1 // Issue 1 - In this issue: Progress, Affordable Housing Plans, TAD Bond Validation, West End trail, New Hire


Plans

These documents provide further details about the framework for the development of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Master Plans+-

DocumentThumbnailAdopted
Subarea 08: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 8 Master Plan.03/19/12
Subarea 08: Master Plan03/19/12
Subarea 06: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 6 Master Plan.12/05/11
Subarea 06: Master Plan12/05/11
Subarea 04: Master Plan07/18/11
Subarea 04: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 4 Master Plan.07/18/11
Subarea 10: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 10 Master Plan.12/06/10
Subarea 01: Master Plan12/06/10
Subarea 01: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 1 Master Plan.12/06/10
Subarea 10: Master Plan12/06/10
Subarea 07: Master Plan11/16/09
Subarea 07: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 7 Master Plan.11/16/09
Subarea 05: Master Plan03/16/09
Subarea 02: Master Plan03/16/09
Subarea 03: Master Plan03/16/09
Subarea 09: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 9 Master Plan.03/16/09
Subarea 05: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 5 Master Plan.03/16/09
Subarea 03: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 3 Master Plan.03/16/09
Subarea 02: Master Plan AppendicesThis document contains all supporting Appendices for the Subarea 2 Master Plan.03/16/09
Subarea 09: Master Plan03/16/09

Framework Plans+-

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

Redevelopment Plans+-

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

Trail Planning+-

DocumentDescription
Download Westside Trail Fact SheetDownload this fact sheet to learn more about the Westside trail.
Download Eastside Trail Fact SheetDownload this fact sheet to learn more about the Eastside trail.

Transit Planning+-

DocumentDescription
Atlanta Streetcar System Plan Transit Routes MapThis map shows the six planned routes for the Atlanta Streetcar System Plan, including the Atlanta BeltLine Loop, Crosstown Loop (including the current Atlanta Streetcar), Crosstown Midtown Line, Crosstown Peachtree Line, Crosstown Crescent Line, and the Crosstown Capital Loop. Current as of January 2017.
Record of Decision: Tier 1 Final EISThis Record of Decision (ROD) from the Federal Transit Authority regarding the Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Study determines the selection of modern streetcar for transit, transit alignment, and identification of right-of-way along the corridor. It is a major step towards securing federal funding for transit.
Final Environmental Impact StatementThe main body of the FEIS with an Executive Summary


Foundational Studies

Several core documents serve as the framework for what the Atlanta BeltLine has become, and what it will grow to be.

Studies+-

DocumentDescription
Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System PlanThe final Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan (SSP) adopted by Atlanta City Council on December 8, 2015. The SSP documents the City of Atlanta’s approach to building out this streetcar network over time in a manner that is efficient, cost effective, mobility focused, supportive of regional transit, and integrated with the economic development initiatives led by the City, Invest Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta BeltLine 2030 Strategic Implementation PlanIn December 2013, ABI adopted the 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), which will guide the citywide transportation and redevelopment program through its completion.
Environmental Justice PolicyThe Environmental Justice Policy explains the Atlanta BeltLine's commitment to the fair treatment of people of all races, age, cultures and incomes; and how they shall all be fully considered during the Atlanta BeltLine’s planning, decision-making, development and implementation of programs, policies, and activities.
Five-Year Work PlanThis plan served as a road map for all targeted activities and accomplishments of the first five years for ABI and its partners. The majority of the goals articulated in the plan were achieved in the five-year timeframe.
Locally Preferred AlternativesThe Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) conducted an Alternatives Analysis (AA) to identify and evaluate transit improvements within the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.
Ryan Gravel Thesis AddendumAn addendum to Ryan Gravel’s joint master’s thesis in Architecture and City Planning was published in 2005.
Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment PlanThe Atlanta BeltLine's initial redevelopment proposal to combine greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle Atlanta's urban core.
Emerald Necklace StudyIn 2004, Alex Garvin published "The BeltLine Emerald Necklace: Atlanta's New Public Realm" outlining a public realm framework around which 21st Century Atlanta will grow and prosper.
Ryan Gravel ThesisRyan Gravel’s joint master’s thesis in Architecture and City Planning from Georgia Tech in 1999 was the original vision for the ambitious Atlanta BeltLine.