Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) is in the process of updating the Strategic Implementation Plan, which serves as the roadmap for the completion of the BeltLine by 2030.
The BeltLine Strategic Implementation Plan is a comprehensive strategic work plan providing an overarching execution strategy for the balance of the infrastructure and complimentary priorities in the Atlanta BeltLine program. The plan update charts the course for completion of the BeltLine program, including trails, transit preparedness, parks, affordable housing, economic development, and more by the sunset of the Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD) in 2030. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. hired Cincar Consulting Group, LLC (C2G) to update the plan with consistent consideration to equity and community benefits.
First developed and published in 2013, the Strategic Implementation Plan suggested project prioritization based on project readiness, equity in development and development impact, consistency with City goals, and available financial options. These prioritization criteria were vetted with the community through an extensive community engagement process. With the prioritization criteria, the plan projected funding that would be available through the BeltLine TAD and outlined how the infrastructure could be constructed over three time periods. The plan update, scheduled to be completed in summer 2023, focuses on updating the strategies, priorities, and funding to complete the suite of BeltLine projects and programs. In collaboration with neighborhoods surrounding ABI, the plan update will refine remaining projects, their timing, sequencing, and economic scenarios, with consistent consideration to equity and community benefits, and provide a roadmap to completion by the end of 2030.
ABI currently has an online survey which is live until Friday, April 14th. This survey has 8 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The first set of questions focus on funding and project priorities. The second set of questions focus on equity, affordable housing, and economic development. The third set of questions focus on the ABI beyond 2030 and options to complete and sustain the BeltLine program.
ABI have concluded round 2 of our community engagement sessions. An in-person open house session was held on March 4 and three virtual sessions took place on March 3, 7, and 9. We look forward to receiving feedback through the survey and will keep community members posted as we roll out round 3 of engagement.