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Atlanta Beltline Acquires Major Piece of the Future Eastside Trail

The Atlanta Beltline will be realized one step at a time, and this was a big one.
October 22, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Atlanta Beltline achieved a major milestone for the connection of the Eastside Trail this week, acquiring 13 acres of land and inactive rail corridor called "the wye."

Josh Green reports on the latest development in the ongoing process of building out the entire Atlanta Beltline. The wye will allow the Eastside Trail to connect to Armour, "a blossoming jobs hub near Lindbergh and Buckhead’s southeastern fringes."

According to Green, the Atlanta Beltline purchased the land thanks to the assistance of the Transportation-Special Local Option Sales Tax, approved by Atlanta voters last November.

Just because this key piece of land has been purchased, Atlanta residents shouldn't expect construction to begin in haste—design work hasn't yet begun and construction funding will also be needed to commence.

Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Curbed Atlanta
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