The Atlanta Board of Realtors has received a $2,500 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors to help the BeltLine community transform unused public spaces into community places. The grant is intended to help Realtor associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain placemaking activities in their communities.
The Atlanta Board of Realtors Young Professional’s Network (YPN) has partnered with the Atlanta BeltLine to sponsor a permanent installation at the BeltLine TrailStation welcome center.
In addition to housing the offices of the Atlanta BeltLine Patnership staff, the TrailStation will welcome users of the Eastside Trail looking for information on Atlanta BeltLine construction schedules, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, limited concessions and souvenirs.
The welcome center will also serve as a meeting space for the 27 members of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Board of Directors and the 60 members of the Atlanta BeltLine Young Leaders Council.
“This grant will allow us to address areas in our community that are in need of improvement or redevelopment and create a place where friends and neighbors can come together,” said Jennifer Pino, the 2015 YPN chair. “As the Beltline area becomes more attractive and welcoming, nearby properties may also increase in value.”