Atlanta Beltline, Sub Area 9

One of the most comprehensive economic development efforts ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment currently underway in the U.S., the Beltline is an extraordinary project which will connect Atlanta by creating greenspace, trails, transit and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle the city’s urban core. This is a landmark project aimed at enhancing the Atlanta area’s quality of life and economic growth.

Mike assembled and led the planning team for Sub Area 9 while a Director with Pond & Co., providing master plan services for the Westside Reservoir Park, at +/- 300 acres, the crown jewel of the Atlanta Beltline, along with planning for the +/-2,000 acre study area surrounding the park. Ultimately, this  project will help the Beltline to accomplish its goal of attracting and organizing the City’s future growth around parks, transit and trails.

The overall master plan integrates existing and future residential, commercial and light industrial neighbors – all part of a new urban design plan that reconsiders urban life and quality of life issues for the next century.

Project Start Date: 2007
Project Completion Date: 2009
Client:  Atlanta Beltline, Inc.
Team:  Pond & Company, Master Planning, Transportation Planning
           CRJA, Park Planning
           Huntley Partners, Economics

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View of the Westside Park meadow, looking across the proposed reservoir.

Sub area land use plan calls for a diverse, urban mix of uses


Interior of the quarry which will eventually form the reservoir at the center of the new Westside Park.

Rockdale is the site of a planned mixed use, medium density development on the edge of, and looking over the proposed park.

Park Plan by CRJA

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