The Atlanta Beltline, a comprehensive revitalization effort by the City of Atlanta, received a $600,000 federal grant to assist in the sustainability project of a 22-mile corridor of parks, multi-use trails and transit.
The grant, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was awarded this week to go towards cleaning initiatives on the northeastern section of the Beltline (Monroe Drive to Buford Highway).
“We are thrilled to showcase the project to a national audience,” chief operating officer and interim leader of Atlanta BeltLine Inc. Lisa Gordon said. “We are looking forward to sharing and learning best practices with projects from around the country.”
The Beltline will be a feature of the biannual National Brownfields Conference, which opens May 15 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Ryan Gravel, considered a visionary of the Beltline project, will be the featured speaker at the conference’s opening session.
The Atlanta Beltline will be a network of public parks and trails re-using historic railroad corridors circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods to one another.