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Old 08-06-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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From Mayor Bottoms comment about development South of I-20, IMO I see that she doesn't understand planning. Grant Park, East Atlanta, West End, Adair Park, Capital View, Westview, etc are seeing private development and it will continue to expand as long as they focus on reducing crime and improving services. Hopefully improvement of schools will follow.

Why is a combination of private and public ever problematic in development?
There are plenty of "safe" areas in the world that have the same or less in terms of private companies opting in. This is a smart decision by the city who is hedging development bets on what the Beltline can and has done.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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City of Atlanta and ABI has finalized the purchase of the 1.8 mile Kudzu Line.

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The $6.3 million purchase was entirely funded by TSPLOST, funds approved by City of Atlanta voters in 2016 for special local transportation projects. The transaction gives ABI and the City of Atlanta control of approximately 80 percent of the corridor needed to construct the Atlanta BeltLine trail and transit loop. The remaining 20%, on the north/northwest side of the loop, is active railroad and non-railroad properties.
https://beltline.org/2018/08/06/mayo...idor-property/
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Upper Westside
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City of Atlanta and ABI has finalized the purchase of the 1.8 mile Kudzu Line.


https://beltline.org/2018/08/06/mayo...idor-property/
So will the north extension of this go through the Westside Park? Since there is still active rail.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So will the north extension of this go through the Westside Park? Since there is still active rail.
Connection via Proctor Creek Greenway
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Upper Westside
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Connection via Proctor Creek Greenway
Is that what you would like to see or what they plan on doing? I wouldn’t mind it but it seems it would go more west than the original plan.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:24 AM
 
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Is that what you would like to see or what they plan on doing? I wouldn’t mind it but it seems it would go more west than the original plan.
It's an adequate connection
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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Looks like a couple of major wins for affordable housing on the Westside Beltline.


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A real estate giant has purchased an aging apartment complex near the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail in Adair Park.

Columbia Residential bought Capitol View Apartments, which consists of 120 units at Metropolitan Parkway and University Avenue in southwest Atlanta. But in what affordable housing advocates will likely consider a win, the complex isn’t intended for the wealthy.

The one- and two-bedroom apartment homes will serve those earning 50 to 70 percent of area median income, a press release said. Plans for the circa-1948 complex call for new building systems, interiors and amenities that won’t alter its historic character.

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The announcement was made days before Atlanta officials and partners celebrated the grand opening of Gateway Capitol View—a 162-unit affordable living complex about a mile from the Capitol View Apartments. All units, located near the Oakland City MARTA station, will be reserved for seniors age 55 and over with incomes lower than 60 percent of the area median income.

Developer buys old southwest Atlanta apartment complex on the Beltline
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Upper Westside
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New trail will link Atlanta Beltline to downtown

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The PATH Foundation, Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and city of Atlanta are partnering on the roughly three-mile trail, including a new three-fourth-mile spur of the Beltline. The trail will begin at Centennial Olympic Park, run north over Ivan Allen Boulevard and along a former rail line to Marietta Boulevard at Huff Road.
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“I am very bullish on the Westside,” Higgs said, adding the Beltline has tracked new projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars planned for the area. “We are very positive about the activity that’s to come.”

McBrayer compared the potential of the Westside to other booming intown areas.

“Developers are all over that area,” McBrayer said. “It’s going to be more like the Eastside Beltline development pattern.”
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McBrayer said there is an aggressive timeline to open the trail – about three years.

“We are planning on starting the first phase on Aug. 15,” he said. That would begin work at Northside Drive and Ivan Allen Boulevard.

The trail will include lighting and security cameras. The majority of the project will have 14-foot trails, just like the Beltline.

The project cost has yet to be finalized, but McBrayer said the plan is to raise about $18.5 million in private donations. The James M. Cox Foundation donated $6 million to kick it off.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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New trail will link Atlanta Beltline to downtown

Some snippets from the article.
I’d like to see a map of this trail. Maybe it’s in the article (paywalled). But there are several buildings built over the former rail line path. I’d especially like to see the route on the northern end.
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Old Today, 07:16 AM
 
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So I've been seeing quite a few people on the unpaved Southside Trail lately. Is it now okay to traverse this section of the Beltine between the current Westside and Eastside sections?
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