The Atlanta BeltLine announced today that it has purchased 13 acres between Rock Springs Road and Mayson Street, which will complete the Eastside Trail of the 22-mile loop. The purchase price was $460,000, according to a media release.
The property, part of the former rail corridor owned by Norfolk Southern, crosses over the Buford Spring Connector and under I-85 before connecting with Mayson Street. The .25 mile extension takes the Eastside Trail to the Armour Drive area, which is undergoing a renaissance with new business, restaurants and retail.
Purchase of the property was supported by a loan from The Conservation Fund, which will be paid back with funding from the T-SPLOT (transportation – special local option sales tax).
A construction timeline was not announced, but BeltLine officials said it would not begin until design and full funding is secured for the project.