Saturday, November 17, 2012
Grant from Midtown-based private foundation will help support the development of the recently opened Eastside Trail
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership announced Friday it will receive a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation to support the Atlanta BeltLine project's expansion, specifically the development of the Gateway connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The $3 million dollar grant will also support the development of the portion of the Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown; design for this trail segment will begin by the end of the year. With this contribution, private sector investment in the project now exceeds $41 million. "The Atlanta BeltLine is a critical priority for the City of Atlanta, and the private sector has been a tremendous partner in its accelerated progress over the last several years," Atlanta Mayor Kasim …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series will hold its second annual 10K on Dec. 1.
Get ready for a scenic run. The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series has planned its second annual Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K on Dec. 1. This time, runners will have a chance to take the new Eastside Trail, winding through the Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Virginia Highland neighborhoods. This is the first official walk or run on the Eastside Trail, according to a press release. You also will pass by the new Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skate Park, see skyline views of downtown and midtown Atlanta, travel an off-road stretch of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, and go through Piedmont Park. The run takes place on the same day as the SEC championship and Championship Saturday, and a “tailgate challenge” encourages …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Crews have met some challenges converting the former rail corridor.
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Next spring a trail linking Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Poncey Highland, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park will open along an old rail corridor with cool, secluded city views. Phase one of the Eastside Trail -- which includes a 2.5-mile concrete path that will connect three parks: Piedmont Park, Freedom Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park -- should be complete in April, Atlanta BeltLine spokesman Ethan Davidson said Wednesday. "It's been a very interesting project so far," he said. The BeltLine began construction earlier this year, fencing off various portions to complete the work. The trail will run from 10th Street and Monroe Drive to DeKalb Avenue. The PATH Foundation has served as the construction manager for the project. Among the …