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City of Atlanta Purchases Railroad Corridor Needed To ‘Close' Beltline 'Loop’

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City of Atlanta Purchases Railroad Corridor Needed To ‘Close' Beltline 'Loop’

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Thursday will host a press conference outlining the deal.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Thursday is expected to announce the purchase of the railroad corridor on the Beltline’s Southside Trail needed to "close the loop."

The City of Atlanta released a media advisory Wednesday detailing the scheduled press event.

"Mayor Bottoms will announce that the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Beltline have concluded the largest single purchase of land needed to close the loop on the Beltline’s Southside Trail," according to the advisory.

Once complete, the four-mile stretch will connect the Westside and Eastside trails, creating a 12-mile continuous path for the Beltline.

City officials and Brian McGowan, president, and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline will be on-hand at the 2:00 p.m. City Hall event.

Also in attendance will be Craig Camuso, regional vice president of state government affairs for CSX Transportation, the longtime owner of the railroad corridor.

TSPLOST funding (approved in 2016) reportedly paid for the purchase.


Southside Trail - Atlanta Beltline
Southside Trail Rendering: Atlanta Beltline



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