Mr. Brian Leary, Atlanta Beltline, Inc. CEO was the featured speaker at the WCR-Atlanta meeting on February 16th, 2012 at Sage Woodfire Tavern in Dunwoody. Brian talked about the City Transit Initiatives for 2012 in the Transportation Referendum. Here’s what the proposed beltline looks like: http://www.beltline.org/Portals/26/Images/img_mapOverview.jpg. The beltline will tie together the Atlanta Metro area. It will be important for all of us to review the initiative prior to voting on July 31st for the one cent tax to help transportation. This is a multiple county vote to ease traffic in the area, incorporate green space in the city, and promote Atlanta as a place to visit or move a business to. By using the Beltline to connect Marta to different areas, commuters will be able to work, shop, dine, and even get to the airport.
New parks are using solar panels to help keep down costs of adding green space to the city. Lots of unique things are happening in Atlanta. There was a one day sale event at the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing in December which featured a drawing of qualified buyers making less than $68,000. Sixty-eight thousand dollars is the median income in Atlanta. Check out: loftsatreynoldstowncrossing.com or homes.beltline.org.
|WCR - Atlanta February Meeting at Sage Woodfire Tavern in Dunwoody, Georgia|
|WCR - Atlanta, Highlights on Atlanta Beltline, Inc.|
If you are interested in learning more about the Atlanta Beltline, there are tours of the beltline project on Friday and Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM from the Inman Marta station. Also, you can learn more at www.beltline.org or www.transformmetroatlanta.com or Video Tour: Transform Metro Atlanta Project.