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ANALYSIS: T-SPLOST, the Beltline, and Gentrification

(APN) ATLANTA — The T-SPLOST–a one penny sales tax measure intended to fund transportation projects in the Metro Atlanta area–will be on Metro Atlanta ballots on July 31, 2012.  One controversial project that would be funded through the T-SPLOST is the Atlanta Beltline. This article will explain how the appearance of the Beltline on the T-SPLOST project list means that […]

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Beltline Avoids Addressing Gentrification, Again

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Beltline, Inc., failed to address public concerns regarding gentrification during their Quarterly Report before the Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta, despite the fact that Brian Leary, CEO of the organization, promised to do so during their last Quarterly Presentation before the same committee. CD/HR is the Council Committee which is supposed […]

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(IPS) Beltline: Gentrification Fears Dog Sustainable Transport

This article was first published by Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48268 ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug 30 (IPS/IFEJ) – As U.S. cities consider the urgent need for sustainable public transportation options, advocates are looking for ways to achieve the environmental benefits of such projects without displacing residents through gentrification of surrounding areas. The U.S. transport sector accounts for about a third of the […]

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EDITORIAL: 30 Percent AMI on the Beltline; Now or Never

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Council members need to stop declaring their desire for “mixed-income communities,” unless they are willing to at some point enact public policies that actually support each part of the mix.   The time is now to enact a public policy to produce units to benefit Atlanta’s working households making 15,000 dollars and less per year, […]

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Atlanta Schoolchildren Lose $63.6 Million In APS/Beltline Deal (UPDATE 2)

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UPDATE 1: Title and article updated with new total numbers (see below for full editorial comment).   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Board of Education has conceded to recouping tens of millions dollars less than the original 162 million dollars promised to the Atlanta Public School system (APS) for its participation in the Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD).   In […]

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Atlanta Beltline Displaces Community Garden in Southwest Atlanta

By Anna Simonton, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — Shawn Deangelo Walton left a meeting with BeltLine officials on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, with little recourse other than to comply with their demands.  The urban gardener and founder of WeCycle will uproot from Ashview Community Garden, taking his youth program to a nearby church by the end […]

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Beltline TADAC Report: Refine Affordable Housing Program

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Beltline is not meeting its affordable housing goals and its affordable housing program needs to be refined, according to a report commissioned by the Atlanta Beltline Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC), entitled Atlanta Beltline: Five Year Work Plan 2006 – 2010 review. The report is noteworthy because as previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, […]

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Beltline, Not MARTA Line Extensions, on Penny Tax Proposed List

  Beltline, Not MARTA Line Extensions, on Penny Tax Proposed List By Matthew Cardinale, News Editor, The Atlanta PRogressive News (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, August 04, 2011, the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable, narrowed the list of major projects to receive full or significant funding, as part of the Atlanta regional transportation wish list, down to […]

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APN Editor Submits Questions to Beltline Inc. via CD/HR Cmte (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: Beltline CEO Brian Leary confirms receipt of questions; I also sent the questions to him. Today, I, as the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News and as a citizen, presented a three-page series of written questions regarding the Beltline and affordable housing, to the CD/HR Cmte of the City Council of Atlanta.  Previously, Ben Howard and I had asked […]

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Midtown Gym Displaced by Beltline, Other Businesses Endangered

(APN) ATLANTA — A Midtown gym is being forced to relocate after a gravel pathway the business had been renting from the Beltline–and from the railroad company before that–for its parking lot, is now being used for part of the Beltline’s East Corridor. Progress has already begun on the new corridor, which will be a path for walking, cycling, roller […]

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Lack of Progress on Beltline Affordable Housing

(APN) ATLANTA — Despite the allocation of fifteen percent of the bond proceeds from the first Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD) bond issuance to the Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund, an investigation by Atlanta Progressive News shows that much of the funding has not been spent to date; few units of affordable housing have been produced; and the Beltline Affordable […]

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Beltline Community Benefits Passes Atlanta Council Committee

(APN) ATLANTA — The Community Development and Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta (CD/HR) unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, which defines community benefits principles for the Atlanta Beltline. The Community Benefits legislation was sponsored by CD/HR Chairwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12), and was co-sponsored by Carla Smith (District 1), Kwanza Hall (District 2), Ivory […]

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Mayoral Candidates Debate Beltline

(APN) ATLANTA — The top four candidates for Mayor of Atlanta discussed the BeltLine and related issues on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, during a forum sponsored by a coalition of groups supporting public transportation and greenspace. Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders, Councilmember Mary Norwood, former State Sen. Kasim Reed, and Atlanta attorney Jesse Spikes all expressed enthusiastic support for […]

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Community Gives Input on BeltLine Affordable Housing

(APN) ATLANTA — The Beltline Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB) held the first citywide conversation on affordable housing as it relates to the BeltLine, on July 08, 2008, the first in a series of meetings seeking to generate feedback from the community over the coming weeks. BAHAB is actively working to create policy recommendations on creating affordable housing around the […]

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Beltline Investor Conspires to Raise Rent on AHA Voucher Holders

(APN) ATLANTA — In a rare admission of intent, a real estate investor in the Beltline area, James Orr, wrote on his blog about how realtors should invest in rental properties in the area, accept vouchers for displaced public housing residents, and then raise rents as property values skyrocket around the Beltline. The blog post is currently available on Orr’s […]

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