Master Planning

The Blueprint for the Atlanta BeltLine

The 10 master plans and appendices below contain land use recommendations, transportation improvement recommendations and park master plans (where applicable). Master plans, by their nature, are subject to periodic review and changes to reflect changing local conditions, refined neighborhood visions and city policies, demographic shifts, and other factors. Plans have been developed for the year 2035 based on a variety of data, including projections of population and employment growth, economic conditions, travel patterns and behaviors, and existing physical constraints and opportunities. From time to time, with appropriate community and technical input, these plans may be revisited and adjusted.


These documents can all be downloaded as PDFs. The Master Plans files may exceed 100 pages each and the Appendices may exceed 200+ pages, so please plan for large files sizes.

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Atlanta BeltLine Subareas and Study Groups

Map depicting the Subareas and Study Groups that make up the Atlanta BeltLine for planning and community engagement purposes.

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Subarea 1: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 1 – December 6, 2010

Subarea 1: Master Plan Appendices


Neighborhoods: includes most of the West End and Westview neighborhoods and a large industrial area around Metropolitan Parkway. It also includes parts of Oakland City, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Cascade Avenue.

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Subarea 1 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks.

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Subarea 2: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 2 – March 16, 2009

Subarea 2: Master Plan Appendices


Neighborhoods: Subarea 2 encompasses the following neighborhoods: Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Chosewood Park, High Point Estates, Oakland City, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, and The Villages at Carver. The area includes D.H. Stanton Park, Four Corners Park, Carver High School.

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Subarea 2 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 2 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks

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Subarea 3: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 3 – March 16, 2009

Subarea 3: Master Plan Appendices


Neighborhoods: Beulah Heights, Boulevard Heights, Chosewood Park, Grant Park, and Ormewood Park. Highlights of Subarea 3 include Boulevard Crossing Park, Chosewood Park, and Grant Park (and its associated restaurant area), and Zoo Atlanta.

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Subarea 3 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 3 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks

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Subarea 4: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 4 – July 18, 2011

Subarea 4: Master Plan Appendices


Subarea 4 neighborhoods include: Cabbagetown, Glenwood Park, Grant Park, Ormewood Park, and Reynoldstown. Features of this area include Oakland Cemetery, Cabbagetown Park, and the mixed-use development of Glenwood Park.

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Subarea 4 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 4 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks

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Subarea 5: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 5 – March 16, 2009

Subarea 5: Master Plan Appendices


Neighborhoods: Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Sweet Auburn. In this section of Atlanta, you’ll discover Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skatepark, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth place and center, the walkable retail district of Inman Park along North Highland, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, the bike path to Stone Mountain. MARTA is accessed via the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA station.

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Subarea 5 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 5 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks

 

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Subarea 6: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 6 – December 5, 2011

Subarea 6: Master Plan Appendices


Neighborhoods that fall within Subarea 6 are: Ansley Park, Midtown, Morningside, Piedmont Heights, Sherwood Forest, and Virginia Highland. Subarea 6 amenities include Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Midtown Atlanta, Ansley Mall, Grady High School, and Ansley Golf Course.

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Subarea 6 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 6 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks

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Subarea 7: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 7- November 16, 2009

Subarea 7: Master Plan Appendices


Subarea 7 neighborhoods include: Ardmore Park, Brookwood and Brookwood Hills, Collier Hills, Lindbergh and Lindbergh City Center, Lindridge, Martin Manor, and Peachtree Hills. Conveniences to note in this subarea are Tanyard Creek and the Atlanta Memorial Trail, Bobby Jones Golf Course, Piedmont Hospital, Lindbergh City Center, and more.

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Subarea 7 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 7 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks

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Subarea 8: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 8 – March 19, 2012

Subarea 8: Master Plan Appendices


Subarea 8 includes Atlantic Station and West Midtown, both hotspots for a live-work-play lifestyle. Other neighborhoods are Berkeley Park, Blandtown, Channing Valley, Home Park, Loring Heights, and the Marietta Street artery.

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Subarea 8 Land Use Map

The recommendations of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 8 Master Plan in the areas of land use, mobility and parks

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Subarea 9: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 9 – October 5, 2020

Subarea 9: Master Plan Appendices


Neighborhoods: Subarea 9 is bounded by West Marietta Street to the North, Johnson Road to the west, Northside Drive to the east, and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to the South.

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Subarea 10: Master Plan

Adopted: Subarea 10 – October 5, 2020

Subarea 10: Master Plan Appendices


Neighborhoods: Ashview Heights, Grove Park, Harris Chiles, Historic Westin Heights/Bankhead, Hunter Hills, Just Us, Mozley Park, and parts of Vine City and West End.

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Subarea Definitions

Subarea 1

Subarea 1 starts in Atlanta’s historic West End at the intersection of I-20 and Langhorn Street where the corridor passes under the highway. From I-20, the Atlanta BeltLine runs south to the west of Muse Street, passes underneath Ralph David Abernathy at the intersections of Cascade and White Street (by the Kroger City Center), and along White Street all the way to Lee Street. A section of the West End trail has already been built and is used daily by residents.

This portion of the Atlanta BeltLine is home to the West End and Westview neighborhoods and features Gordon White Park, Enota Park, Rose Circle Park, Westview Cemetery, the Atlanta BeltLine’s first painted outdoor mural, and some of the first stretches of the BeltLine Arboretum to be planted. Public transportation is accessible at the West End MARTA station.

Subarea 2

From Lee Street in the west, Subarea 2 sweeps east all the way to Hill Street, over Metropolitan Avenue, running alongside University Avenue and passing under 75 / 85 at the University Avenue exit, and crossing McDonough Boulevard at grade where it intersects with University and Ridge Avenue.

Subarea 2 encompasses the following neighborhoods: Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Chosewood Park, High Point Estates, Oakland City, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, and The Villages at Carver. The area includes D.H. Stanton Park, Four Corners Park, Carver High School, easy access to Turner Field, and a prime location on Atlanta’s Downtown Connector.

Subarea 3

From Hill Street where Subarea 2 leaves off, the Atlanta BeltLine corridor bisects Subarea 3 just north of Englewood and crosses Boulevard Avenue, Confederate Avenue, and over the arched, brick bridge soaring over Ormewood Avenue almost up to Glenwood Avenue.

Subarea 3 neighborhoods are: Beulah Heights, Boulevard Heights, Chosewood Park, Englewood Manor, Grant Park, and Ormewood Park. Highlights of Subarea 3 include Boulevard Crossing Park, Grant Park (and its associated restaurant area), Zoo Atlanta, the Cyclorama, and stately Victorian homes.

Subarea 4

From the border of Subarea 3 on Glenwood Avenue, the Atlanta BeltLine emerges onto Bill Kennedy Way, crosses over I-20, intersects Memorial Drive at grade, winds north in between Chester Avenue and Holtzclaw Street, crosses Kirkwood Avenue and Wylie Street, and hits the Hulsey rail yard and DeKalb Avenue.

Subarea 4 neighborhoods include: Cabbagetown, Glenwood Park, Grant Park, Ormewood Park, and Reynoldstown. Features of this area include Oakland Cemetery, Cabbagetown Park, and the mixed-use development of Glenwood Park.

Subarea 5

The Hulsey Rail Yard in between DeKalb Avenue and Wylie Street defines the southern border of Subarea 5. The Atlanta BeltLine corridor continues at Airline Street and DeKalb Avenue, crosses under the Edgewood Avenue bridge and then over Irwin Street at grade, under the North Highland and Freedom Parkway bridges, and into Historic Fourth Ward Park. Subarea 5’s northern boundary is marked by Ponce City Market and the historic overpass above Ponce de Leon Avenue.

Subarea 5 neighborhoods consist of: Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Sweet Auburn. In this section of Atlanta, you’ll discover Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skatepark, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth place and center, the walkable retail district of Inman Park along North Highland, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, the bike path to Stone Mountain. MARTA is accessed via the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA station.

Subarea 6

Subarea 6 spans the Atlanta BeltLine corridor from where it crosses the railroad bridge over Ponce de Leon Avenue all the way up to where it tunnels underneath highway 85. The southern part of subarea 6 includes the Eastside Trail and one can walk from Ponce de Leon north behind Whole Foods, Home Depot, and Midtown Arts Plaza up to the intersection of Monroe Drive and 10th Street. Continuing into Piedmont Park, you will pass behind Amsterdam Walk, through the Piedmont Park expansion, behind Ansley Mall and the Ansley Park Golf Course up to the northern border of Subarea 6 at highway 85.

Neighborhoods that fall within Subarea 6 are: Ansley Park, Midtown, Morningside, Piedmont Heights, Sherwood Forest, and Virginia Highland. Subarea 6 amenities include Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Midtown Atlanta, Ansley Mall, Grady High School, and Ansley Golf Course.

Subarea 7

Subarea 7 of the Atlanta BeltLine envelopes the neighborhoods between where highways 75 and 85 split to the north. The trails and transit will spur north to Lindbergh MARTA station and cross underneath Peachtree Street at Piedmont Hospital. Tanyard Creek Trail is an open and active path of the Atlanta BeltLine in this subarea.

Subarea 7 neighborhoods include: Ardmore Park, Brookwood and Brookwood Hills, Collier Hills, Lindbergh and Lindbergh City Center, Lindridge, Martin Manor, and Peachtree Hills. Conveniences to note in this subarea are Tanyard Creek and the Atlanta Memorial Trail, Bobby Jones Golf Course, Piedmont Hospital, Lindbergh City Center, and more.

Subarea 8

After the Atlanta BeltLine crosses highway 75, it dips south towards Atlantic Station and the Atlanta Waterworks and ends at the Marietta Street artery. Subarea 8 includes Atlantic Station and West Midtown, both hotspots for a live-work-play lifestyle. Other neighborhoods are Berkeley Park, Blandtown, Channing Valley, Home Park, Loring Heights, and the Marietta Street artery.

Subarea 9

From the Marietta Street Artery, Subarea 9 runs south to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. Neighborhoods include: Grove Park, Howell Station, Knight Park, Marietta Street Artery, and Rockdale. Subarea 9 amenities include the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Park, proximity to Georgia Tech, and a connection at the Bankhead MARTA station.

Subarea 10

From the northern border of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, the Atlanta BeltLine corridor continues into Maddox Park, traverses Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, passes by Washington Park, and continues south to interstate 20, which is the northern border of Subarea 1.

The neighborhoods of Subarea 10 are: Ashview Heights, Bankhead, Hunter Hills, Just Us, Mozley Park, and Washington Park. Nearby are the Ashby MARTA station, the Atlanta University Center, Booker T. Washington High School, Washington Park Tennis Center, and more.