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Blending community enrichment with 
practical function is a BeltLine hallmark. The stunning stormwater retention pond in Historic Fourth Ward Park saved the city $15 million from what would have been a municipal sewer tunnel.

Atlanta BeltLine

Update on the Atlanta BeltLine; from the August 2012 issue.
updated 12.10.12

  • Blending community enrichment with 
practical function is a BeltLine hallmark. The stunning stormwater retention pond in Historic Fourth Ward Park saved the city $15 million from what would have been a municipal sewer tunnel.
    Blending community enrichment with prac…
  • The Eastside Trail is set to open this summer between Piedmont Park and Inman Park, the first of the BeltLine trails to be built within the old rail corridor. If voters approve the penny transportation sales tax at the end of July, transit could operate on this segment within five to ten years, connecting with the Atlanta Streetcar.
    The Eastside Trail is set to open this s…
  • Last year, as part of its affordable housing program, Atlanta BeltLine purchased the foreclosed Triumph Lofts in Reynoldstown and sold twenty-eight of the thirty units for $150,000, plus down payment assistance, in the city’s first-ever housing lottery.
    Last year, as part of its affordable hou…
  • A symbol of environmental and community healing, D.H. Stanton Park in Peoplestown features a splash pad, baseball field, and solar-paneled promenade. In 1999 a little girl suffered third-degree burns when methane gas on the former landfill site ignited under a playground slide. She survived and, last spring, attended the park’s reopening.
    A symbol of environmental and community …
  • The old state farmers market in Oakland City is one of many abandoned properties along the corridor that could be repurposed into a vibrant mixed-use development.
    The old state farmers market in Oakland …
  • Starting with more than 200 saplings along the West End trail, Trees Atlanta has begun work on what could be the world’s longest linear arboretum, divided into themed “character rooms” to complement the shifting landscape and neighborhoods.
    Starting with more than 200 saplings alo…
  • Earlier this year, the Atlanta City Council approved the last of ten master plans for land use around the BeltLine. With input from local residents, the plans make recommendations for future transit station locations, street configurations, and private development. Pictured: a vision of Culpepper Street in Westside.
    Earlier this year, the Atlanta City Coun…
  • Off-limits to the public except on the BeltLine bus tour and as a backdrop for The Walking Dead, the former Bellwood granite quarry off Marietta Boulevard will one day house Westside Reservoir Park—300 acres of greenspace and athletic fields (larger than Piedmont Park!) and a reservoir that will hold a thirty-day water supply for the city.
    Off-limits to the public except on the B…
  • A total of thirty-three miles of walking-biking trail will at times veer from the rail corridor to connect nearby greenspaces and landmarks. The first completed segment was the West End Trail, running from White Street to historic Westview Cemetery, followed by the Northside Trail in Collier Hills’ Tanyard Creek Park, site of the Civil War Battle of Peachtree Creek.
    A total of thirty-three miles of walking…
  • A “garden” of brightly colored hammocks. Brambles twisted into a whimsical passageway. Stainless steel ginkgo leaves forming a graceful ring. These and other works have beautified tracks, trees, and building sides as part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, a temporary public art exhibition (plus a growing permanent collection) now approaching its third year.
    A “garden” of brightly colored hammocks.…