In September 2018, construction began on the first phase of Atlanta’s 280-acre Westside Reservoir Park, which will overtake the size of Piedmont Park (currently the city ’s largest green space) by more than 100 acres. The first phase will include an entrance gateway at Johnson Road, wide pathways for both pedestrians on foot and bicycles, and lighting throughout. The Atlanta Beltline is also set to expand to the eastern boundary of the Park.
The future Westside Reservoir Park is set to feature “an amphitheater, playing fields, and links to the planned Proctor Creek Greenway Trail—to spark redevelopment of this largely industrial area.”
“For the bike path, ABI (Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.) officials plan to turn an overgrown set of tracks they’ve dubbed the “Kudzu Line” into a bike trail that starts near Washington Park, close to the future Westside Reservoir Park. The trail would then travel near the new Bacchanalia and potentially through the city’s water treatment plant before connecting to the Northside Trail in Buckhead and snaking to Lindbergh. Once ABI finishes the Southside Trail and extends the Eastside Trail past Ansley Golf Club, bicyclists will be able to pedal 16 miles around the city.”
Two of Sixty West Funds targeted properties are located next to the proposed greenspace, Echo Westside and Quarry Park.
Learn more about Sixty West Funds targeted Opportunity Zone Properties HERE.
Read the full Atlanta Magazine article HERE.