The BeltLine is so close to completion thanks to a $30 million donation!
The City of Atlanta has received a generous donation that will provide the remaining funding needed to complete the Northwest BeltLine trails. And therefore the completion of the full 22-mile loop of the BeltLine itself.
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and the PATH Foundation were excited to recently announce a $30 million donation from the James M. Cox Foundation that will help complete the project. The mayor even made the announcement to celebrate with the BeltLine and PATH on this exciting news.
“As Mayor, I’m focused on drawing circles to bring us together in our city,” said Mayor Andre Dickens. “That’s usually a metaphor, but not when it comes to the BeltLine! I’m so excited that this gift will let us finish constructing that big, beautiful circle around Atlanta.”
When this new donation is combined with an earlier gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, philanthropic funding is now in place to complete the full 22-mile BeltLine trail corridor by 2030. With its mission to build trails in metro Atlanta, PATH has been a critical partner and is working closely with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. on the project.
In other BeltLine news, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the largest outdoor art exhibition in the south, has been awarded $40,000 from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Municipal Support for the Arts program, as well as $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects award. Click the link below for more information.