Atlanta taxpayers’ recent $26 million gift to themselves might be off-limits for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a look around.
Following the mid-March announcement that the city and Atlanta Beltline have bought the four-mile, crescent-shaped Southside Trail corridor from longtime owner CSX, it seemed imperative to explore the route (with guided permission) before work launches to rip out the inactive railroad tracks.
For the uninitiated, this fascinating, 63-acre tapestry of landscapes impresses.
By connecting existing Beltline pieces west and east of downtown, the Southside Trial will eventually create about 14 contiguous miles of Beltline, linking together nearly 20 neighborhoods.
Design work for the Southside Trail is underway, and a Kimley-Horn team is expected to soon launch detailed engineering and site investigations.
For this installment of Visual Journeys, let’s strap on our hiking boots and head south: