Transforming Intown Living
The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the largest urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. This sustainable redevelopment project will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting 45 intown neighborhoods.
The BeltLine plan was originally developed in 1999 as a masters thesis by Georgia Tech student Ryan Gravel who was frustrated with the lack of transportation alternatives in Atlanta. To date, four trail segments and six parks are energizing and enlivening the Intown community. Key elements that will be developed over the life of the Atlanta BeltLine Project include 22 miles of rail, 33 miles of multi-use trails, 1300 acres of greenspace, 5600 units of affordable housing, and 1100 acres of remediated brownfields.
Though years of work remain, exciting things are happening right now.