Equity in Atlanta #4 | Adaptive Reuse

Updated: Jan 22, 2020


From railroad to public park, from an airforce base to a region’s leading film studio- what role do adaptive reuse projects play in the economic vitality of a region?


The Atlanta BeltLine is a former rail line that surrounds metro Atlanta in an almost continuous 22-mile loop, crossing through 45 unique neighborhoods. Conceptualized by a former Georgia Tech student, the project is now a massive economic development project that, when finished, will provide 22 miles of multi-use trail for Atlanta residents.


More than just a infrastructure project that brings transportation or public health solutions, the BeltLine is connecting neighborhoods that have been literally divided by its tracks for decades.