In March 2021, Mayor Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council approved legislation creating the Atlanta BeltLine Special Service District (SSD) that will provide approximately $100 million towards completing the Atlanta BeltLine’s 22-mile multi-use trail loop.
Part of the legislation requires the formation of a Stakeholder Advisory Board to provide an additional layer of guidance from community stakeholders from each BeltLine Subarea, including commercial property owners, small business operators, multifamily property owners, and multifamily rental property residents.
The new advisory board will meet quarterly and is responsible for providing non-binding advice, robust analysis, and critical thinking for the utilization of the $100M Special Service District funds to complete the Atlanta BeltLine trail loop. Members will:
- Provide strategic insight, current knowledge, and advice;
- Explore opportunities and problem solve;
- Ensure transparency of how the dollars are used; and,
- Help with trade-off analysis and other matters that require critical thinking.
The SSD Stakeholder Advisory Board members must belong to one of the stakeholder categories located in one of the BeltLine Subareas. (Note: Single-family homeownership is not eligible as a stand-alone category for consideration on this stakeholder advisory board.).
Multifamily rental property residents should have lived in the BeltLine Planning Area for at least three years.
Small Business Operators should have operated a business in the BeltLine Planning Area for at least three years.
Commercial Property Owners should have owned property in the BeltLine Planning Area for at least three years.
Multifamily Property Owners should have owned property in the BeltLine Planning Area for at least three years.