Getting Your Bearings
About The Atlanta BeltLine TAD
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive revitalization effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. This sustainable project is providing a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit by re-using 22-miles of historic railroad corridors circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other.
The BeltLine Tax Allocation District was created in 2005 to provide a local funding source for the implementation of this major revitalization project. In this way it differs from the other TADs, because all increment collected goes to fund the infrastructure of the project.
Atlanta BeltLine TAD Development Objectives
The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that is transforming the city. It will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, modern streetcar, and parks – all based on railroad corridors that formerly encircled Atlanta.
In order to fully realize the vision of 22 miles of a more connected Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine supports:
- Affordable workforce housing
- Economic development
- Job creation
- Public health
- Public art
- Environmental clean-up
- Historic preservation
The Atlanta BeltLine represents a new framework for the region’s growth, centered on Transit Oriented Development (TOD), an unprecedented expansion of park land and public spaces, and vital expansion of the regional transit and transportation network via multi-use trails and modern streetcar. As a major new planned transportation corridor for both pedestrians and transit riders, the Atlanta BeltLine provides critical first and last mile connectivity with direct connections into downtown and midtown.
With links to the existing MARTA system and other transit services from outlying suburban communities, the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar system is a transit component critical for long-term transportation initiatives benefiting everyone in the entire metro Atlanta region and beyond.
The Atlanta Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF) promotes the creation and preservation of affordable housing within the Beltline neighborhoods. Learn more about our Residential Development Incentives Application process here.
Additional information regarding the goals of the Atlanta BeltLine TAD can be found in the Atlanta BeltLine TAD Redevelopment Plan. To learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine project, visit www.beltline.org.