Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and Georgia Department of Transportation Agree on Acquisition of 3.5 Miles of Transit and Trail Right-of-Way in the Southwest and Southeast

The BeltLine is one major step closer to reality with this month’s agreement to acquire 3.5 additional miles of the corridor in which transit and trails will encircle Atlanta, connecting 45 neighborhoods. The July 9 agreement between Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is for a lease and an exclusive option to purchase the Southwest and a portion of the Southeast Right of Way.  Over the coming months ABI will start clean up in the corridor to preserve it for transit and work towards opening it to the public as quickly as possible.

These sections of the BeltLine, from Allene Avenue to Lena Street in the Southwest and from Wylie Street to Memorial Drive in the Southeast, run through the neighborhoods of:
Murphy Crossing   
Adair Park   
West End
Mozely Park   
Hunter Hills   
North Ormewood Park

Landmarks along the route include:    
Rose Circle Park 
Washington Park 
Kroger Citi Center  
Ralph David Abernathy Corridor  
Martin Luther King Corridor  
Memorial Drive Corridor  
Glenwood Green  
Atlanta University Center

With this agreement, nearly half (48%) of the planned BeltLine corridor has now been secured – exceeding expectations for the project’s first five years of development, despite the most challenging economic environment since the Great Depression.

To learn more about the BeltLine, sign up for a tour of the corridor (including these newly-acquired sections), and participate in the planning of the BeltLine, please visit

Upcoming Events

Southwest Study Group Meeting
July 23, 6:30-8:30 pm

Meeting purpose: To kick-off the design & development phase of Stanton Park by introducing the lead consultant and seeking feedback from the community on an initial draft design.

Location: Emmaus House Episcopal Chapel 1017 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315

City Wide Conversation: How Community Benefits Can Shape the BeltLine
August 11, 6:00-8:00 pm

Meeting purpose: To re-introduce the conversation on Community Benefits to the BeltLine-wide community; provide a comprehensive education on Community Benefits; and launch the development process for Community Benefit principles that will shape the BeltLine.
Location: Friendship Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall 437 Mitchell Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Northeast Study Group Meeting
August 13, 6:30-8:30 pm 
Meeting purpose: To kick-off the design & development of Phase II of Historic 4th Ward Park by introducing the lead consultant and seeking feedback from the community on an initial draft design of park amenities.
Location: Hillside, Inc, 690 Courtenay Dr. NE/1301 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

BeltLine Quarterly Briefing
August 20, 6:00-8:00 pm 

Location: Atlanta Public Schools auditorium, 130 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303