Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine Buying More Land for Affordable Housing

The agency has acquired 65 acres of properties reserved for affordable housing and job creation.

May 16, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine Wants to Prevent Displacement of Longtime Residents. Is it Too Late?

A program to pay property-tax increases of nearby homeowners is welcome, but "about ten years too late," one advocate says.

May 5, 2021 - Next City

Northeast Trail

New Beltline Segment Opens in Atlanta

The first phase of a new 0.9-mile segment of the Atlanta Beltline, known as the Northeast Trail, is now open for recreation and active mobility.

April 19, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta BeltLine

New Beltline Tax Quickly Wins Council Support

The BeltLine Special Services District, first proposed in January 2021, already has a green light from the Atlanta City Council.

March 19, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

New Property Tax Proposed to Fund Final Atlanta Beltline Construction

A financial plan to get the Atlanta Beltline across the finish line.

January 21, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Park

Atlanta's Quarry Yards Bought for $127 Million by Microsoft; Development Plans Still Secret

Observers can only speculate about the development plans of the new owners of one of the city of Atlanta's largest development opportunities.

September 24, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chicago Bike Trail

More Cities Pressing Pause on Development as Gentrification, Displacement Concerns Persist

Chicago and Atlanta both approved development moratoriums in areas surrounding new urban amenities this year. Other cities could soon add to the number.

September 7, 2020 - The Washington Post

Linear Parks

The Atlanta Beltline—20 Years Later

The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.

December 26, 2019 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Urban Revitalization

Affordable Housing Funding Reaches New Heights for Beltline Neighborhoods

The city of Atlanta has allocated $11.9 million of its $45 million budget for the Beltline for affordable housing.

May 11, 2019 - Curbed Atlanta

Old Fourth Ward Park

The Uniquely Racial Dynamics of Gentrification in Atlanta

The Guardian published an in-depth exposé of the causes and effects of gentrification in the city of Atlanta.

October 25, 2018 - The Guardian

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New Case Study Posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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