5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 1// Atlanta BeltLineProgress UpdateMarch 27, 2013
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 2• 20 year plan in five year increments toserve as a living document• Long range...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 3Phase 2:StakeholderAdvisoryandCitywidePhase 1:SituationReviewPhase 3:FundingAna...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 4• Funding ABI is working in coordinationwith the City of Atlanta and theAtlant...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 5• Environmental Assessment (EA)Studies• Study Areas Atlanta BeltLine West corr...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 6• Environmental Assessments• Study Goals Atlanta BeltLine West corridor-Identi...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 7Art on theAtlanta BeltLine• Atlanta‘s largesttemporary art projectreturns this ...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 8Railroad Artifact Sculpture• A local artist has been commissioned to build a sc...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 9// ABI Update – Affordable HousingDeveloper Incentives• Committed $1.4M for 43u...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 10• GDOT will begin resurfacing Ponce de Leon Ave from Juniper toBriarcliff this...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 11Southwest Connector Trail• Groundbreaking took placeJanuary 12, 2013• The PATH...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 12// ABI Update – Construction
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 13Edgewood Bridge Replacement Project• ABI is working in partnership with theCit...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 14Eastside Trail ConstructionUpdate• Improved lighting at more than 20locations ...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 15Eastside TrailLandscaping Plan• The installation of over100,000 native grasspl...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 16Eastside Trail throughReynoldstown• Construction of the privately fundedmulti-...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 17Eastside Trail Gateway• Design is underway for the connection between Eastside...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 18Allene Urban Farm• 3.8 acres of plantingarea (located onAllene Avenue)• Farm d...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 19Southwest Corridor Design• The Georgia Department ofTransportation design proc...
5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 20// Question / AnswerMarch 27, 2013 // VolunteerPrograms and Progress Update
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  • Tier 2 Environmental reviewsABI working in coordination with City and ARC to take the next step in the federal transit funding process: initiating the Tier 2 Environmental Reviews for Atlanta BeltLine West and East corridors. This is the final phase of the environmental process. The first phase, which we completed with MARTA in August 2012, was the Tier 1 EIS for the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine corridor.
  • Environmental AssessmentWe are proposing to conduct two separate Environmental Assessments – one which covers Atlanta BeltLine West corridor and another which covers Atlanta BeltLine East corridor.Atlanta BeltLine West corridor EA will study from the West End MARTA area to the Bankhead MARTA areaAtlanta BeltLine East corridor EA will study from Glenwood Park area to the Piedmont Park areaThe process environmental assessments will begin by this summer. The public will be included involved in the process through our community engagement process.
  • Environmental AssessmentAtlanta BeltLine West corridor – which MARTA stations to connect to at either end of the project (see dashed lines on the attached map)Atlanta BeltLine East corridor – how to cross Hulsey Yard and connect to MARTA (see dashed lines on the attached map)Completing this process will allow the Atlanta BeltLine to remain competitive for federal transit funding and position the project to continue as a regional transit priority.Completing this process these Environmental Assessments will also ensure that we involve the public and stakeholders in the process of developing transit on the Atlanta BeltLine and that we develop plans to mitigate any impacts that my be identified as part of the study.
  • ABI has teamed with the City to help manage the execution of several GDOT and grant projects We will reach out to the community as the design develops for both the TCSP and LCI grants.
  • Progress update please do not remove

    1. 1. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 1// Atlanta BeltLineProgress UpdateMarch 27, 2013
    2. 2. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 2• 20 year plan in five year increments toserve as a living document• Long range strategic plan• Evaluation / Prioritization of theproject’s core “workstreams:” Transit Trails Parks• Program Components Brownfields, Jobs Policy, Affordable Housing,Economic Development, and Public Art// Implementation PlanPhase 2:StakeholderAdvisoryandCitywidePhase 1:SituationReviewPhase 3:FundingAnalysis(ongoing)Phase 4:PrioritiesMatrixPhase 5:StakeholderAdvisoryandCitywidePhase 6:FinalizePlanPhase 7:PublicizePlan
    3. 3. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 3Phase 2:StakeholderAdvisoryandCitywidePhase 1:SituationReviewPhase 3:FundingAnalysis(ongoing)Phase 4:PrioritiesMatrixPhase 5:StakeholderAdvisoryandCitywidePhase 6:FinalizePlanPhase 7:PublicizePlanLearn more about theImplementation Plan withupcoming Study Groups:• Southwest Study Group:Thursday, March 28th• Northside Study Group:Monday, April 1st• Southeast Study Group:Monday, April 8th• Northeast and Westside meetings havealready taken place• Events.BeltLine.org// Implementation Plan
    4. 4. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 4• Funding ABI is working in coordinationwith the City of Atlanta and theAtlanta Regional Commission totake the next steps in the federaltransit funding process.• Next Steps Initiate a Tier 2 EnvironmentalReview of the Atlanta BeltLine• Tier 2 Environmental Reviews willexamine the Atlanta BeltLineWest and East corridors This is the final phase of theenvironmental process.• Phase One, the Tier 1 EIS wascompleted in conjunction withMARTA in August 2012.• Tier 1 EIS studied the 22-mileAtlanta BeltLine corridor.// Transit and Transportation
    5. 5. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 5• Environmental Assessment (EA)Studies• Study Areas Atlanta BeltLine West corridor -From the West End MARTAarea to the Bankhead MARTAarea Atlanta BeltLine East corridor -From Glenwood Park area tothe Piedmont Park area Studies will kickoff Summer2013 with a public communityengagement process// Transit and Transportation
    6. 6. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 6• Environmental Assessments• Study Goals Atlanta BeltLine West corridor-Identify which MARTA Stations toconnect to at either end of theproject Atlanta BeltLine East corridor –Identify how to cross Hulsey Yardand connect to MARTA Identify and minimize potentialimpacts from transit constructionand operations Integration with proposedextensions of the DowntownAtlanta Streetcar and crosstownstreetcar routes// Transit and Transportation
    7. 7. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 7Art on theAtlanta BeltLine• Atlanta‘s largesttemporary art projectreturns this fall• Call for Artists is out!Deadline is April 10 –Art.BeltLine.org fordetails• Exhibition fromSeptember throughNovember• Information sessions areunderway now// ABI Update – Public Art
    8. 8. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 8Railroad Artifact Sculpture• A local artist has been commissioned to build a sculpture fromwelded railroad artifacts this summer• Funding provided by the International Interior Design Association// ABI Update – Public Art
    9. 9. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 9// ABI Update – Affordable HousingDeveloper Incentives• Committed $1.4M for 43units of housing for seniorsin Reynoldstown• $2.8M available foraffordable housingdevelopment incentivesMixed Income TOD Implementation Strategy• Enterprise Community Partners, BAHAB and Bleakly Advisory Group• Analysis of existing housing and households• Tools for ABI and developers to maximize impact of the Trust Fund• Website with report and resources available in spring
    10. 10. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 10• GDOT will begin resurfacing Ponce de Leon Ave from Juniper toBriarcliff this summer and will incorporate bike lanes• ABI is working with GDOT to begin design work on the streetscapeproject along Ponce de Leon Ave between Boulevard Avenue andFreedom Parkway• ABI is finalizing ourcontract with theselected bidder todesign on the AtlantaBeltLine corridor,between the EastsideTrail and Ponce CityMarket// ABI Update –Ponce de Leon Avenue Projects
    11. 11. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 11Southwest Connector Trail• Groundbreaking took placeJanuary 12, 2013• The PATH Foundation isopening the trail in earlyMay (ribbon cutting dateTBD).• The trail runs along thesouthern boundary ofWestview Cemetery fromthe ends of Westwood andRogers Avenues to LionelHampton Trail, with a spurto Beecher Elementary onBollingbrook Drive.// ABI Update – Construction
    12. 12. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 12// ABI Update – Construction
    13. 13. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 13Edgewood Bridge Replacement Project• ABI is working in partnership with theCity of Atlanta Department of PublicWorks.• Works begins Wednesday, April 3.Demolition and reconstruction willcontinue through April 2014.• Edgewood Avenue between RandolphSt. and Krog St. will be closed where itcrosses over the corridor.• The detour routes are Irwin St. andDeKalb Avenue for east-west traffic.• Open for business signs will be postedfor business owners located near theconstruction zone.// ABI Update – ConstructionDetour info:construction.beltline.org
    14. 14. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 14Eastside Trail ConstructionUpdate• Improved lighting at more than 20locations installed by GeorgiaPower• Additional lighting being installedor adjusted by nearly 10 adjacentproperty owners• Additional security cameras beinginstalled this month• Working with DPW to install newlighting under bridges (Freedom,Highland, Virginia)• Increased APD presence// ABI Update – Construction
    15. 15. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 15Eastside TrailLandscaping Plan• The installation of over100,000 native grassplugs is underway onthe west side of theEastside Trail by TreesAtlanta• Upon completion ofinstallation, theseplantings will require noirrigation and minimalcare• Volunteers neededMarch through May// ABI Update – Construction
    16. 16. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 16Eastside Trail throughReynoldstown• Construction of the privately fundedmulti-use trail between Irwin Streetand Memorial Drive will begin thissummer• Bicycle improvements will be addedalong Wylie Street• Trail will including lighting andsecurity cameras at entry points// ABI Update – Design
    17. 17. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 17Eastside Trail Gateway• Design is underway for the connection between Eastside Trail andHistoric Fourth Ward Park• Construction is scheduled to begin this summer for a duration of 8 to10 months// ABI Update – Design
    18. 18. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 18Allene Urban Farm• 3.8 acres of plantingarea (located onAllene Avenue)• Farm designcompleted and landdisturbance permitreceived• Request for Proposalsfor grading andstormwatermanagement plannedfor late March 2013// ABI Update – Design2008: prior to demolition 2011: after demolition
    19. 19. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 19Southwest Corridor Design• The Georgia Department ofTransportation design process isstarting for the federally-fundedmulti-use trail between LenaAvenue (Washington Park) andAllene Avenue• Design and right-of-wayacquisition is scheduled to take18 months• Construction scheduled to startin the next 3-4 years and takeapproximately two years forcompletion// ABI Update – Design
    20. 20. 5/14/2013 Atlanta BeltLine // © 2012 Page 20// Question / AnswerMarch 27, 2013 // VolunteerPrograms and Progress Update

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