The Atlanta BeltLine is a 22-mile loop of trails, transit, and parks following an abandoned railroad right-of-way. It is one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment program in the United States, providing a network of public parks, multi-use trails, and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other. TSW led a consultant team to provide design and engineering for the Historic Fourth Ward Park / Eastside Trail Gateway. The site is constrained by steep topography and an approximate 30-foot elevation change which added a design challenge to the project.
TSW’s design for The Atlanta BeltLine Historic Fourth Ward Park / Eastside Trail Gateway was guided by two design principles:
- complement the Angier Overlook with a simple understated design and
- design a clear gateway that functions for multiple circulation patterns.
As part of the design process, TSW incorporated lighting, vegetation, and stormwater management strategies. The gateway trail project was completed in August 2014. TSW developed schematic design and construction documentation and provided construction administration. The project design was intended to be a clear, simple and understated gateway to the park and trail system, that would allow easy access and efficient circulation patterns for visitors and users. The design incorporated lighting and vegetation to enhance the user experience and provide a safe and inviting environment for visitors. Additionally, TSW also incorporated stormwater management strategies to ensure that the park is sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Overall, TSW’s design for the Atlanta BeltLine Historic Fourth Ward Park / Eastside Trail Gateway was a successful project that met the needs of the community, and provided a safe and inviting environment for visitors and users