Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine

Final Piece of Atlanta BeltLine’s Route Falls Into Place

The choice of a route for the final segment of the Northwest Trail completes the planned route for the entire 22-mile length of the Atlanta BeltLine.

September 1, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

People on bikes and pedestrians using the Southside Trail at Pittsburgh Yards in Atlanta.

Measuring and Mapping Change Around the Atlanta BeltLine

A new way of keeping track of the changes caused by one of the nation's "most ambitious urban redevelopment projects."

January 7, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

People on bikes and pedestrians using the Southside Trail at Pittsburgh Yards in Atlanta.

Southside Trail Takes Atlanta's Beltline to the Next Level

Doubters questioned whether Atlanta had the political will to bring the Beltline to the Southside. The city overcame those doubts last week.

October 17, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

Atlanta Transit Planning

Survey Gives Atlantans a Voice on Future Transit Projects

Survey says...More MARTA.

September 13, 2018 - Curbed Atlanta


Working to Include Equity Along the Atlanta BeltLine

The tax allocation district set up to capture development value created by the Atlanta BeltLine has fallen short of its intended goals for creating and preserving affordable housing.

August 23, 2018 - NextCity

Golden Gate

Op-Ed: Let's Make Urban Design Inspiring Again

Allison Arieff finds fault with the nation's uninspired conversation on infrastructure. When urban design projects have more emotional appeal, she argues, they can unify rather than divide.

March 1, 2018 - The New York Times

Public Art and Public Space

Op-Ed: To Meet BeltLine's Affordable Housing Goals, Cut the Streetcar Plans

According to one argument, the importance of developing affordable housing is a higher priority for the Atlanta BeltLine than a streetcar. It's a question of scarce funding, and how to spend it to the greatest public benefit.

February 28, 2018 - SaportaReport

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 - Curbed Atlanta

Atlanta BeltLine Artwork

Atlanta BeltLine Raises the Specter of 'Environmental Gentrification'

Large-scale adaptive reuse projects like the BeltLine in Atlanta receive praise in many circles. But they can also release a flurry of speculation, severely threatening affordability.

September 14, 2017 - Shelterforce

Atlanta BeltLine

An Investigation of Affordable Housing Failure on the Atlanta Beltline

An investigative collaboration between the Georgia News Lab and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has produced a scathing critique of Atlanta Beltline Inc., the organization shepherding one of the nation's most ambitious public works projects.

July 18, 2017 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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