The Atlanta BeltLine is expanding its trails to the southside, which is teeming with up-and-coming retail complexes.
The urban redevelopment project plans to break ground on the first phase of its Southside Trail during a ceremony on Jan. 22, according to their website.
The 0.75-mile portion called Southside Trail West will extend from the southern end of the BeltLine’s Westside Trail, next to Capitol View Apartments, to Pittsburgh Yards on University Avenue, according to the BeltLine’s news release.
This area of the trail was selected because it’s near “emerging job centers:” Lee + White, the MET Atlanta, Pittsburgh Yards, and Murphy Crossing, as stated in the release.
Lee + White’s tenants include Monday Night Brewing Garage, Boxcar and Wild Heaven Beer.
The MET Atlanta, billed as “a community of entrepreneurs and artisans,” spans more than 1.1 million square feet.
Pittsburgh Yards, approximately 61,000 square feet, is projected to start pre-leasing to businesses this month, according to the facility’s press release. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for this spring.
Atlanta BeltLine Inc. owns Murphy Crossing, and it has yet to begin being redeveloped, according to Murphy Crossing’s website.
Currently, the BeltLine offers an interim version of the Southside Trail that is unpaved and connects the Eastside and Westside Trails.
This is the first time the BeltLine has had three segments under construction all at once.
The Southside Trail groundbreaking ceremony will last from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at GPS Coordinates: 33.721365, -84.410983. More information can be found online.