Atlanta Beltline Corridor Design - Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will improve the quality of life and economic viability of the City of Atlanta over the next decade. The initiative includes a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown, connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other. At the heart of the Atlanta BeltLine is an integrated approach to land use, transportation, greenspace, art and sustainable development that meets the needs of all residents and embraces the unique neighborhoods and cultural heritage that exists throughout the city. Since 2006, Pond has worked extensively with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and the City of Atlanta Planning and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs departments on the following efforts that will create a framework for future growth in the City of Atlanta:

Integrated Master Plans: The Pond team led an extensive community outreach process to identify future land uses and urban development patterns, refine the existing street grid framework, select future pedestrian, trailway and streetscape projects and highlight potential public and cultural arts opportunities. The final master plan and five-year implementation strategy for BeltLine related planning efforts illustrates proposed land uses, open spaces and cultural art, and circulation recommendations for all properties within the BeltLine Tax Allocation District (TAD), as well as those properties within one-half mile of the proposed BeltLine right-of-way. Completed master plans include:

  • Boulevard Crossing Subarea 3
  • Memorial-Glenwood Subarea 4
  • Upper Marietta- Westside Subarea 9

Corridor Design: The Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Design is a multi-year effort that will show what the 22-mile corridor will look like and establish the basis for all future design and construction, including transit, trails, greenspace and abutting development. Pond is providing trail planning, landscape architecture and urban design services to the lead consultant team in an effort to define the physical boundaries of the corridor and the design aesthetic within the public realm.

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