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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 4:29 PM
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Really good news for the BeltLine!

If I’m not mistaken, this should connect the existing Westside trail essentially past Bankhead station to the active rail corridor south of Blandtown. Westside may be ripe with trails soon enough! And a good argument to have the beltline LRT be built throughout the Westside
I mapped the rail line in question:



Google map link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_c...o8&usp=sharing

Source:https://www.stb.gov/filings/all.nsf/...ILE/246008.pdf
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 4:49 PM
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The article mentioned that, after this purchase, there would only be about 4 more miles left to acquire in order to complete the entire 22-mile corridor. That's awesome! So close!
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 5:05 PM
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Thank you! This may be better than I was expecting. If the BeltLine can build the trail there and PATH connects the eastern edge down to the GWCC by Northside & Joseph E. Boone, it would really open up avenues for alternative transportation methods on the west side of town.
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The article mentioned that, after this purchase, there would only be about 4 more miles left to acquire in order to complete the entire 22-mile corridor. That's awesome! So close!
Wow! I didn't realize it was that close.

Thanks for the visual Jwbab
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 6:10 PM
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The article mentioned that, after this purchase, there would only be about 4 more miles left to acquire in order to complete the entire 22-mile corridor. That's awesome! So close!
Would them owning the entire loop speed up the construction process?
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 6:19 PM
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Would them owning the entire loop speed up the construction process?
I don't think so. Money to fund construction is a big constraint, and they need time to plan and engineer the trail and right of way. Planning the entire 22 mile loop at once would have likely been overwhelming and not cost efficient in my opinion. Doing it in an incremental fashion has allowed them to learn from mistakes and also plan development a little better in my opinion. They also need to coordinate with MARTA on the light rail portion, which is likely another challenge.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 10:15 PM
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That is so cool! Such an exciting time for the city!
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 1:04 PM
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Would them owning the entire loop speed up the construction process?
Ownership definitely takes some surprises out of the budgeting. Having the Trust for Public Land folks acquire some key pieces early on really helped during the improving market before the Beltline or CoA had funding lined up.

I'm trying to imagine where the 4 missing miles are: must be between Tanyard and Lindbergh?
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 1:30 PM
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Ownership definitely takes some surprises out of the budgeting. Having the Trust for Public Land folks acquire some key pieces early on really helped during the improving market before the Beltline or CoA had funding lined up.

I'm trying to imagine where the 4 missing miles are: must be between Tanyard and Lindbergh?
Yes, that is the active rail line. They will likely have to do a street trail on that stretch along most of the route
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 2:57 PM
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Yes, that is the active rail line. They will likely have to do a street trail on that stretch along most of the route
I think the current plan is to follow Peachtree Creek for this segment.
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what about the red portion?



i've always thought it would be really cool to reopen the red portion as an elevated 'high line' (since that's what it is already), and have it lead into a bridge that goes on top of the GWCC. they could re-do the roof into something in between a park and the roof at PCM.

i checked the GIS map. it looks like the blue portion of the line was owned by CSX and seaboard coast line RR, except for the portion that goes north into knight park. i think that's owned by the two companies located there.

the elevated red line is owned by a few companies, one is north avenue development LLC, which has the same mailing address as the emerald corridor foundation (developing trails around proctor creek). they own the red part north of hollowell/bankhead. the other is the bethursday development corporation which has the same mailing address as antioch baptist church. they own the entire rail corridor, save two lots, all the way down to (and including the apartment building on western avenue) bethune elementary school. south of which the old rail line is gone, but would have continued where the school and the GWCC is now.

maybe both the church and the emerald corridor foundation might be willing to work with the beltline to make this happen?

the only problems are the gaps in the line. unfortunately, between the CSX portion (in blue) and the emerald corridor portion (in red), there's a single lot separating the two portions of rail owned by German One LP. in addition, there's a small portion south of western avenue owned by Do @ King Plow Arts Center LLC, and a single home at 518 walnut street which is probably not really in the way but is worth mentioning because part of the back yard may be.

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Old Posted Aug 7, 2018, 12:09 PM
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Two-mile Westside segment added to Atlanta Beltline

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...o-atlanta.html
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The city of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine Inc. have acquired 1.8 miles of inactive railroad corridor on the Westside for $6.3 million.

The so-called "Kudzu Line" will provide access from the Beltline to the Bankhead MARTA station, Maddox Park, the planned Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry and a future link to the newly opened Proctor Creek Greenway.
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During the next six months, freight rail line CSX Corp. will remove the rails. The public is prohibited from using the corridor until Beltline officials determine it's safe.
So it looks like this has been finalized.
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2018, 12:37 PM
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https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...o-atlanta.html



So it looks like this has been finalized.
Even better that the Brock built development is essentially on the eastern cusp of this new acquisition (& Texiera's proposal a little to the west). It's crazy what's essentially being proposed is nearly the equivalent or more than what exists in Inman Park.
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