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Welcome to Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta Beltline is the single most impactful urban revitalization project ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta, and one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States!

Area Highlights:

  • 22 miles of pedestrian friendly rail transit
  • 33 miles of multi-use trails
  • 1,300 acres of parks
  • 1,100 acres of brownfields remediated
  • $10-20 billion in economic development
  • 30,000 permanent jobs
  • 48,000 one-year construction jobs
  • Public art
  • Historic preservation
  • Sustainability

Education

Did you know the Atlanta Beltline has been awarded Best Environmental Rehabilitation Project in the World for the transformation of the Historic Fourth Ward Park?

Parks & Greenspace

Sara Lee has been a supporter and volunteer with the Atlanta Beltline since its inception and currently serve on their Speakers Bureau. You are welcome to attend one of Sara Lee’s Beltline 101 classes or sign up to join us on a private Beltline bus tours! On the 3-hour bus tour we explore the entire 22-mile loop where you can view the progress first hand and discuss opportunities for real estate along the Beltline corridor. Contact us today for more information

THE ATLANTA BELTLINE is transforming the city by providing a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown Atlanta. Ultimately the Atlanta BeltLine will connect 45 different neighborhoods, all within the City of Atlanta. It is and will be vital to the expansion of Atlanta's regional transit and transportation network with links to the existing MARTA system and other transit services. The Atlanta BeltLine not only offers modern conveniences and the opportunity for exciting new development, but it is a living, breathing part of our community; not simply a means of getting somewhere but a destination unto itself! It offers a chance for Atlanta to redefine what it is to be a neighbor, to be a community, to be a region, and to share all that it has to offer.

While the entire scope of the project spans a 20-year period, the Eastside Trail is already being utilized weekly by thousands of people, with popular destinations like Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market, Historic 4th Ward Park, Inman Quarter and Krog Street Market as anchors along the way. The Westside Trail is fully funded and currently under construction with highlights such as The Urban Farm and connections to several city schools and parks. Plans for the Southwest Connector Trail are already underway, spurring an exciting revitalization of the Memorial Drive corridor to include the mixed-use redevelopment of the Atlanta Dairies complex. Other transit oriented development is planned or underway around MARTA stops like the Edgewood/Candler Park station, Oakland City, King Memorial and more.

The Atlanta BeltLine is also sparking a fun culture of health and activity in Atlanta. On any given weekend you will see yoga or boot camp groups in the parks, hundreds of people biking, walking, running the trails or just getting outside, socializing and experiencing the surrounding

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Groundbreaking Ceremony to Kick Off Construction on First Section of the Southside Trail

WHO: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta Clyde Higgs, CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Joyce Sheperd, Councilmember, City of Atlanta Eshé Collins, Vice Chair, Atlanta Board of Education Rob Brawner, Executive Director, The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Kweku Forstall, Director, Atlanta Civic Site . Read more

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces 2020 Free Home Empowerment Workshop Series

Support From Two New Sponsors Funds Twice the Number of Workshops Offered in 2019 Through its Empower programming, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) works to understand the challenges to equitable health, housing and economic opportunity that impact residents of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods — c . Read more

CEO Corner: Southside Trail-West Groundbreaking

From the desk of Clyde Higgs, Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.    Next week, more Atlanta BeltLine history will be made as we break ground on the first section of the Southside Trail to go into construction. For the first time, the Atlanta BeltLine will have three segments of . Read more

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Track Club Announce Weekly Group Run/Walks

Run/Walks to be held on four different sections of the Atlanta BeltLine Runners, walkers, rollers and strollers will have a weekly opportunity to exercise and socialize on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2020. Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta Track Club are expanding their collaboration next yea . Read more

Three Westside Trail businesses graduate from Emerging Leaders Initiative

Three Atlanta BeltLine businesses along the Westside Trail recently graduated from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Emerging Leaders Initiative. D’s Café and Catering owner Devotis Lee, affectionately known in the community as Ms. D, Melanie Wade, owner of Cultured South, the make . Read more

Public Meeting Notice: Boulevard Crossing Park Design Vision Presentation

WHAT: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) will hold a public meeting for the Southeast Study Group to present the design vision for Boulevard Crossing Park. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This meeting is open to all of the public but is focused on the Southeast Study Group area. The Southeast Study Group includes par . Read more

ABI Marches in Its First Atlanta Pride Parade

BeltLine Connections Series: A Community of Shared Experiences The same people working behind the scenes to bring the Atlanta BeltLine project to life are also working in communities across Atlanta – sometimes in unexpected ways – to be good neighbors and make the project as inclusive as possibl . Read more

International Economic Development Council Elects Board Members for 2020

Clyde Higgs to Begin Tenure on Board of Directors in January WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Board of the Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Clyde Higgs, President and CEO for Atlantic Beltline, Inc., to serve on the IEDC Board of Directors. The nomination took p . Read more

BeltLine staff build teamwork at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

BeltLine Connections Series: A Community of Shared Experiences The Atlanta BeltLine may be one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, but make no mistake: behind the mission, the core values, and the program goals, it’s about the people—the people in . Read more

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade: 10 years strong!

Creativity, community, and jubilation charged the atmosphere as thousands of colorful, homemade lanterns illuminated the Eastside Trail for one of Atlanta’s most anticipated events of the year: the Art on the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade. Celebrating its 10th year, the BeltLine Lantern Parade a . Read more

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