Funding the Atlanta BeltLine's Future

Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant will greatly improve transportation and mobility options, create jobs, improve our environment, and fundamentally improve our city as a place to live, work, and visit.


Environmental Studies

Note that all provided environmental studies include the entire Northeast Trail beyond the component project extent presented in the BIL grant proposal.

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Atlanta BeltLine Tier I Environmental Impact Statement

This Tier 1 FEIS examines the Preferred Transit and Trail Alternatives selected by the project sponsors after considering the analyses in the Tier 1 DEIS and the comments on the DEIS that were received during the Tier 1 DEIS public comment period.

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Historic Resources Survey Report

Sent to SHPO on 4/12/22

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Ecology Resources Survey Report

Sent to FHWA on 4/14/22

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Phase I Archaeological Survey

Approved by GDOT on 2/10/22

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Avoidance Minimization Measures Meeting (A3M)

Draft minutes from a 5/16/22 meeting to document project progress.

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Air Assessment

Approved by GDOT on 4/7/22/22

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Noise Screening Assessment

Approved by GDOT on 4/7/22/22

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Local and Regional Plans

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Planning for Lindbergh-Armour (draft)

The City of Atlanta and MARTA’s joint draft master plan for the project area recognizes the importance of trails as “possibly the district’s greatest opportunity for increasing connectivity.

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The Atlanta City Design (2017)

The Atlanta City Design is the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning’s guiding document for the City of Atlanta and informs Atlanta’s Transportation Plan.

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Atlanta’s Transportation Plan (2018)

This link refers to the City of Atlanta’s comprehensive transportation plan along with extensive technical supporting documents.

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Atlanta Region’s Plan

The Atlanta Region’s Plan is a long-range blueprint that details the investments that will be made through 2050 to ensure metro Atlanta’s future success and improve the region’s quality of life.

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Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is one piece of the Atlanta Region’s Plan. The RTP focuses on current transportation conditions, expected trends that will impact the transportation network, and documents the strategies and investments necessary to meet the multi-modal transportation needs of all residents and visitors of the Atlanta region through 2050.

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RTP Project Fact Sheet

The RTP Fact Sheet provides details on project AR-450A, BeltLine Corridor multi-use trail and streetscapes from Lindbergh Center to 10th Street/Monroe Dr.

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

This excerpt from the TIP documents that the project is included in the short-range element of The Atlanta Region’s Plan RTP (FY 2020-2025 TIP).

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Atlanta Regional Commission “Walk. Bike. Thrive!” Plan (2016)

ARC’s regional bike and pedestrian plan establishes a regional vision and uses data-driven strategies to support local initiatives and decision making throughout the region. The plan includes a regional active transportation strategy, as well as a toolkit to help local communities across metro Atlanta become more walk-and bike-friendly.

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Bike to Ride: A Supplement to the “Walk. Bike. Thrive!” Plan (2017)

This document is a collection of bike-to-transit access and parking solutions that respond to common challenges experienced by transit providers and local jurisdictions in the Atlanta Region.

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Envisioning a Regional Trail Network: A Supplement to the “Walk. Bike. Thrive!” Plan (2016)

This supplemental plan identifies the Atlanta BeltLine as a core Trail of Regional Significance. Construction of the multi-use trail in the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Transportation Corridor will fill a priority gap in the Regional Trail Network.

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City of Atlanta Climate Action Plan (2015)

The Climate Action Plan is a framework for the development and implementation of actions that reduce City of Atlanta’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Resilient Atlanta Plan (2017)

A strategy of visions, targets, and actions that address social equity and climate change adaptation.

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City of Atlanta Green Infrastructure Action Plan (2017)

Comprehensive action plan for City-wide green infrastructure implementation.

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Atlanta Regional Commission’s Vulnerability and Resiliency Framework for the Atlanta Region (2018)

A study to develop a vulnerability and resiliency framework for the Atlanta region that can be used as part of a system vulnerability assessment.

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Atlanta BeltLine Foundational Studies and Planning Documents

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Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan (2005)

The 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.

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The BeltLine Emerald Necklace: Atlanta’s New Public Realm (2004)

In 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.

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Atlanta BeltLine Five Year Work Plan (2006)

This 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.

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Atlanta BeltLine Subarea Master Plans – Land Use, Mobility & Greenspace (2009-2021)

These 10 master plans and appendices contain land use recommendations, transportation improvement recommendations, and park master plans (where applicable).

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The Atlanta BeltLine Sustainability Framework (2011)

The framework within the Atlanta BeltLine Typologies outlines the project’s holistic design approach to sustainability initiatives.

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Atlanta BeltLine Sustainability Action Plan (2015)

The plan outlines a total of eight sustainability initiatives, representing a balance between internally- and externally-focused activities.

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BeltLine Equitable Development Plan (2009)

The project is guided by principles of equitable and sustainable development designed to achieve lasting economic, environmental, and social improvements.

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Racial Equity Action Plan (2019)

Racial equity action plan for the Atlanta BeltLine.

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Atlanta BeltLine Typologies (2013)

The project typologies call for high quality materials to achieve a long life-cycle with minimized maintenance costs.

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Atlanta BeltLine Strategic Implementation Plan (2013)

This plan builds on all of the previous work to date and will guide the citywide transportation and redevelopment program through its completion.

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Atlanta BeltLine Integrated Action Plan (2015)

This plan outlines how to achieve the 2005 Redevelopment Plan’s 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.

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Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar System Plan (2015)

Atlanta City Council adopted this plan to document the City of Atlanta’s approach to building out the streetcar network over time in a manner that is efficient, cost effective, mobility focused, supportive of regional transit, and integrated with economic development initiatives.

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