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Laura
Thursday 11 Feb 2010

Design team selected for Atlanta’s $2.8 billion BeltLine project

A team led by Perkins+Will and James Corner Field Operations has been selected by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s (ABI) Board of Directors to design the 22-mile BeltLine Corridor. The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will shape the way Atlanta grows over the next 25 years and beyond. The selection was the result of a competitive bidding process that attracted interest from dozens of world-class firms.

The project provides a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighbourhoods directly to each other. The BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States.

Brian Leary, President & CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. said: “A public space like that envisioned by the BeltLine, with pedestrian-friendly rail transit, trails, greenspace and abutting development in one corridor does not exist today in Atlanta or any other city in the United States...

“By creating a design which will integrate all of the BeltLine’s components in a comprehensive way we are building the BeltLine’s foundation.”

Ryan Gravel of Perkins+Will added: “The BeltLine vision has expanded considerably since its inception, and now stands as a model for sustainable infrastructure strategies and public space throughout the country. First-rate design is critical to the success of the BeltLine, and Perkins+Will is honoured to help Atlanta carry its vision forward as lead of the corridor design team.”

The BeltLine is already becoming a reality in many parts of the City. Four new parks, two permanent trail segments and nearly eight miles of temporary hiking trails will open in 2010, in addition to the 1 mile of trail completed in the West End neighbourhood in October, 2008.

Laura Paton
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