What We Do

Keeping the Community Informed

The Atlanta BeltLine has its origins in the grassroots efforts of community members, and it is critical that public involvement continues to play a prominent role in shaping and defining the Atlanta BeltLine. The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) community engagement team works to ensure the community remains informed and actively involved in the planning, design and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Ways We Keep You Informed

We value the input of all residents and work diligently to honor the objectives of neighborhood groups and community leaders. Engagement opportunities include:

Community Meetings

  • Quarterly Briefings: held four times a year for overall project progress updates
  • Study Groups: enable direct input into planning, design and implementation, with topics ranging from park design to transit planning – the corridor is divided into 5 Study Group segments (N, NE, SE, SW, W)
  • Citywide Conversations: introduce concepts and educate the community on various topics related to the Atlanta BeltLine

Gatherings

  • Pop-Ups: smaller events that provide project information, either directly on the Atlanta BeltLine or in surrounding communities
  • Meet & Greets: non-traditional, family-friendly events, typically held outside in parks or near playgrounds to connect the project with the people, often conducted in conjunction with local community events
  • Resident Round Tables: allow Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. staff to hear big and small ideas directly from community members

How We Get the Word Out

To announce upcoming community meetings and gatherings, ABI utilizes the following customized tools:

Ground Reach

  • In-Person Flyer Distribution
  • Neighborhood Signs
  • Direct Mailings
  • Door to Door Outreach

Digital Outreach

  • Post Presentations & Agendas on the Website
  • QR Codes & Web Aliases
  • Online Meeting Evaluation Surveys
  • Electronic Feedback
  • Videos and Online Streaming

Engagement Highlights

  • In 2018, 41 public meetings were held with more than 1,800 participants.
  • Our community engagement team also had a presence at 60 other engagements, including pop-ups, coffees with the CEO, neighborhood associations and business associations, as well as multiple tours.
  • In 2018, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) released key findings from a comprehensive community study. More than 6,000 surveys were completed to gauge the community’s expectations for the project, obtain suggested improvements, and more. Armed with this data, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will address the community’s concerns while building on proven successes of the project.
  • To date there have been 355 public meetings with a total of 13,763 meeting attendees.

Framework for Citizen Participation

The Atlanta City Council recognized the importance of public participation when creating Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI), the entity tasked with implementing the Atlanta BeltLine. The Council legislatively mandated a “Framework for Citizen Participation” (Ordinance 06-R-1576). Now called the Community Engagement Framework, it forms the foundation of all community interaction taking place to implement the project.

Community Meetings

We Want Your Input

The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. conducts community meetings to keep the public informed on the very latest developments, progress updates, and next steps on the Atlanta BeltLine project. We encourage the public to attend to provide your valuable feedback.

Below is a calendar of upcoming meetings, as well as links to meeting presentations, agendas, and summaries.

FILTER MEETINGS:
Meeting dateLocationTypeDetailsDocumentationFeedback
Past Meetings
1626373800July 15, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmVirtual MeetingStudy Group

Northeast + Northside Study Group Virtual Public Meeting
Northeast Trail Design Updates
Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
Join by phone: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 873 8817 9746
Submit questions no later than Wednesday, July 14th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org

1607452200December 8, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pmVirtual MeetingStudy Group

Northeast Study Group Virtual Public Meeting
Northeast Trail Construction Updates
Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
Join by phone: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 856 3543 3712
Submit questions no later than Monday, December 7th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org

1589481000May 14, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pmVirtual MeetingStudy Group

Northeast Study Group Virtual Public Meeting
Northeast Trail Design and Construction Updates
Join online: Click "Virtual Meeting" link to the left
Join by phone: 929-205-6099
Webinar ID: 864 2115 8768
Submit questions no later than Wednesday, May 13th at noon to engage@atlbeltline.org

1571941800October 24, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pmTrees Atlanta (225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta,GA 30316) Study Group

Bill Kennedy Way Interim Construction, Northeast Trail Construction, Eastside Trail Lighting Installation

1567103400August 29, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church (1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)Study Group

Northeast Trail Construction

1561487400June 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church (1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)Study Group

Northeast Trail Design

1541701800November 8, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church: 1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324Study Group

Northeast Trail Design

1518719400February 15, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church: 1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324Study Group

Northeast Trail Design

    1499970600July 13, 2017 6:30pmRock Spring Presbyterian Church: 1824 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30324Study Group

    Northeast Trail Design

      Sub Area Master Plans

      Give Us Your Feedback on Master Plan Updates

      Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is in the process of revising all of the Master Plans. We want to ensure the most inclusive input process possible. Please review the available revised master draft plans and provide your feedback.

      Provide Feedback

      Original Master Plans

      The 10 master plans and appendices 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.

      Master plans below were adopted by City Council between 2007 and 2012.

      TitleDescriptionType
      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 – April 19, 2021


      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.

      Map, PDF
      Subarea 2: Master Plan

      Adopted: Subarea 2 – Adopted September 7, 2021


      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 3: Master Plan

      Adopted: Subarea 3 – September 7, 2021


      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 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.

      PDF
      Subarea 4 Land Use Map

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

      Map, PDF
      Subarea 5: Master Plan

      Adopted: Subarea 5 – April 19, 2021


      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

       

      Map, PDF
      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.

      PDF
      Subarea 6 Land Use Map

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

      Map, PDF
      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.

      PDF
      Subarea 7 Land Use Map

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

      Map, PDF
      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.

      PDF
      Subarea 8 Land Use Map

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

      Map, PDF
      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.

      PDF
      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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