Alta is leading a team of consultants for the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail Extension project, closing a very important 1.3-mile gap in the circuitous rail-to-trail system, and connecting the existing Westside Trail and Westside BeltLine Connector. The BeltLine is one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States.
All segments include the consideration of a parallel light rail transit envelope, public art and park space and environmentally resilient materials. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and project partners are committed to the project catalyzing job creation, inclusive transportation, climate positive action and affordable housing. The client is seeking SITES® Gold for the segment that Alta is designing, which will make it the first SITES-certified trail in the country. The Westside Trail Extension design will include native landscape planting, fiber duct bank, trail furnishings, placemaking, lighting, retaining walls, vertical structures connecting to adjoining streets, green infrastructure, and climate-positive design materials. Alta and project partners will provide environmental services, landscape architecture, engineering, and construction services including administration, management, and bid procurement.