By Brandon Tidwell
A new organization has been formed to represent and inform southeast Atlanta’s communities on issues surrounding the Atlanta BeltLine, and a November 4 community forum will focus on the Southeast Corridor exclusively.
The Southeast BeltLine Committee originated as a subcommittee of the Neighborhood Planning Unit-W (NPU-W) Transportation Committee, but it aims to serve the interests of all residents along the southeast corridor of the future Atlanta BeltLine. The Committee has adopted the following mission statement: “It is the mission of the Southeast BeltLine Committee to enhance the livability and economic value of the southeast corridor of Atlanta through the development of the BeltLine.”
The committee’s objectives are: to create a platform for the community, developers, business owners, Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI), and the City of Atlanta (hereafter referred to as the stakeholders) so they can communicate in a civil, informed manner, improve communication among stakeholders, and identify opportunities along the southeast section of the BeltLine; to serve as both an information-sharing resource and a neighborhood voice for recommendations as they relate to BeltLine projects and issues that have a direct impact on the BeltLine; to act as a value-add facilitator among all stakeholders by understanding their missions, goals, organizational structures, and planning and development strategies; to identify current infrastructure and transportation proposals and plans that could affect BeltLine development; to identify key contacts within the community, developers, business owners, ABI, and the City of Atlanta who can serve as resources to facilitate receiving information and answer questions pertaining to activity in the southeast section of the BeltLine overlay; to proactively initiate a community dialog to identify goals for development in the BeltLine area; and to seek opportunities to engage with developers, business owners, ABI, and the City of Atlanta to represent the goals of the community in promoting the development of the southeast section of the BeltLine.
The BeltLine Network, an alliance of individuals and organizations working to ensure the BeltLine lives up to its vision to connect Atlanta and its citizens through transit, trails, parks, and economic development, is organizing a community forum focused on the southeast corridor. The new Southeast BeltLine Committee has been invited to play a role in this forum.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 4 at Zoo Atlanta, located at 800 Cherokee Avenue Southeast. Further details and an agenda will be shared with South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development (SAND), the Grant Park Neighborhood Association, the Glenwood Park Neighborhood Association, NPUs, and various social media channels.
For further information about the Southeast BeltLine Committee, please email Ormewood Park resident Brandon Tidwell at email@example.com or call 404-408-2936. For more information about the BeltLine Network, please contact Liz Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Southeast BeltLine Committee Formed
By Brandon Tidwell