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Denver 9/28 Kate Little


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Presentation from Partners in Innovation Policy Forum in Denver, CO on September 28, 2010.

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Denver 9/28 Kate Little

  1. 1. ATLANTA BELTLINE DENVER September 28, 2010
  2. 2. The BeltLine is in the heart of the Atlanta region & utilizes historic freight rail ROW circling the City. WHERE IS THE BELTLINE?
  3. 3. The BeltLine is in the heart of the Atlanta region & utilizes historic freight rail ROW circling the City. WHERE IS THE BELTLINE?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Connects 45 neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>6,500 acre redevelopment area </li></ul><ul><li>22% of City of Atlanta population lives in the BeltLine planning area </li></ul><ul><li>8% of the City’s land mass is inside the BeltLine TAD </li></ul><ul><li>40% increase in Atlanta’s park land </li></ul>WHAT IS THE BELTLINE? ATLANTIC STATION
  5. 5. Trails 33 miles Affordable & Workforce Housing 5,000 Units Existing Communities & Historic Preservation Public Art & Streetscapes Parks 1300 + new acres Jobs & Economic Development 20 areas, 30k jobs Environmental Clean-up 1100 + acres WHAT IS THE BELTLINE? Key Elements Transit 22-mile loop
  6. 6. ADVOCACY EFFORTS <ul><li>AHAND and member CDCs advocated for: </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of housing trust fund with portion of bond proceeds </li></ul><ul><li>HTF oversight group </li></ul>
  7. 7. RESULTS <ul><li>City Council established the BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (“BAHAB”) - AHAND has joint appointment of one seat </li></ul><ul><li>BeltLine TAD authorizing legislation requires 15% of net bond proceeds capitalize the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund (“BAHTF”) </li></ul><ul><li>5,600 unit goal established by City Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2,800 unit goal without APS participation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. GEORGIA STAND UP <ul><li>Alliance of community, labor and faith organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes economic justice and smart growth strategies thru research, education, and advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Think and act tank for working communities” </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROGRAMS <ul><li>Outreach & Leadership Education </li></ul><ul><li>- Policy Institute for Civic Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>- Alliance Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>- Outreach to Neighborhood Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Policy Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>- Community Participatory Research </li></ul><ul><li>- Framing Research </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Equity & Smart Growth Campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>- Community Benefits Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>- The BeltLine </li></ul>
  10. 10. SUCCESSES <ul><li>Input to BeltLine Workplan (300+ individual surveys & consensus survey compled by 50+ Atlanta leaders) </li></ul><ul><li>Secured 2 seats on the BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Council, specifically designated for experts on community benefit principles and labor </li></ul><ul><li>Community benefits for BeltLine: City requires all developments to include CB principles of prevailing wage; use of apprenticeship & pre-apprenticeship programs; First Source Hiring; others principles desired by community </li></ul>