Funding the Atlanta BeltLine's Future

Funding from the BUILD Discretionary Grant Program 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

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.

Categorical Exclusion
This Categorical Exclusion for the Southside Transportation Corridor was approved in January 2020.

Local and Regional Plans

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.

Atlanta’s Transportation Plan (2018)
This link refers to the City of Atlanta’s comprehensive transportation plan along with extensive technical supporting documents.

Atlanta Region’s Plan
Atlanta Region’s Plan is the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), a long-range blueprint that details the investments that will be made over the next 20 years to ensure metro Atlanta’s future success and improve the region’s quality of life.

RTP Project Fact Sheet
The RTP Fact Sheet provides details on project AR-450C, BeltLine Corridor multi-use trail and streetscapes from Glenwood Avenue to University Avenue.

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).

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.

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.

Atlanta BeltLine Foundational Studies and Planning Documents

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.

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.

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.

Atlanta BeltLine Subarea Master Plans – Land Use, Mobility & Greenspace (2009, 2010)
These 10 master plans and appendices contain land use recommendations, transportation improvement recommendations, and park master plans (where applicable).

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.

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.

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.