We're down to the final four in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Atlanta neighborhood of the year. There will be one matchup today and tomorrow, with the polls left open for 24 hours. The final showdown for the prestigious fake trophy will begin Wednesday. The eliminations continue right now!
The first Final Four match of the week pits two Curbed Cup titans against each other — the reigning champion and a No. 1 seed that's gathered more votes than any other contestant thus far. A big round of applause for West End (No. 1) and 2014 Curbed Cup champion Reynoldstown (No. 4). Now let's get it on ...
Reynoldstown and West End may reside on the opposite sides of downtown, but they share commonalities in the promise of the Beltline and large-scale redevelopment in the near future. Work on the Beltline's Westside Trail is well under way with a projected finishing date of 2017, which has already spurred a groundswell of West End investment, especially from private homebuyers. Meanwhile, the Eastside Trail's southward extension, which will bisect Reynoldstown, finally seems to be moving forward, and subsequent (re)development promises to be big-time, from the Atlanta Dairies project to the 17-acre Leggett & Platt piece, among several other projects.
Buoyed by the excitement of such game-changing plans, it's no wonder these two historic 'hoods have climbed so far toward Curbed Cup glory. But only one can move on.