Development in Westview

KIPP Primary Construction Construction at KIPP Strive Primary in 2013. A $10+ million project to create a Leed Certified charter school.

The redevelopment of Westview into a livable, connected community over the past five years has quickened. Redevelopment efforts focus on commercial/economic development, institutional, residential, transportation/connectivity and green space. Major construction projects, commercial renovations and residential rehabs all contribute to ongoing development of the neighborhood.

**Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail Construction – The Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail is currently under construction, with a projected completion date in the fall of 2017. The $43 million project will feature a 14-foot wide concrete multi-use trail, pedestrian lighting, security cameras, landscaping, retaining walls, and 14 access points.

Development Highlights

  • 2005 – Opening of Westview Lofts in the Westview Village (Abernathy & Lucile)
  • 2009 – KIPP Strive Academy opens a middle school in the former JC Harris school building
  • 2010 – Atlanta BeltLine West End/Westview Spur Trail constructed
  • 2010-2011 – Westview Master Plan created and then adopted by City Council
  • 2012-2013 – KIPP STRIVE Primary constructs $10+ million LEED certified elementary school building
  • 2013 – Rezoning for MRC (mixed-use) and NC-14 (Neighborhood Commercial) district is passed by City Council
  • 2010-2013 – Major utility upgrades along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd as part of GDOT Clear Roadside program
  • 2013 – Kroger CitiCenter interior and exterior renovations
  • 2013 – Southwest BeltLine Connector Trail constructed just west of Westview
  • 2013 – Atlanta BeltLine receives a $18 million Tiger V grant to construct the Westside BeltLine Trail
  • 2014 – BeltLine Westside Trail Groundbreaking, construction begins
  • 2014-2015 – Kim King Associates acquisition and renovation of former Gordon Street Presbyterian Church into multi-use facility
  • 2015 – Vantage Realty Partners acquisition of Historic Fire Station #17
  • 2015 – Voter approval of Infrastructure Bond with various million dollar Westview projects included
  • 2015 – City acquires final Enota Park parcel, paving the way for planning and construction of future park
  • 2015-2016 – Creation of the Westview Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-15) for the Westview Village
  • 2016 – PATH Foundation paves path along Westview Cemetery, connecting BeltLine trail head with Westview neighborhood
  • 2016 – Speed hump installation along South Gordon St, Rogers Ave, Westwood Ave, and East Ontario Ave

Upcoming Developments

  • 2016-2017 – Filing for Westview to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • 2017 – GDOT repaving and restriping Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
  • 2017 – Atlanta BeltLine design and implementation of sidewalk/streetscape improvements along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
  • 2017 – Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail opening in late summer
  • 2017-2018 – Monday Night Brewing and Wild Heaven opening second brewery locations, Banyan Roots Brewing Co. opening brewpub, along with Honeysuckle Gelato, Doux South Pickles, Southern Aged cheese maker, and Relay bike-share, at the nearby Lee+White development (West End)

Atlanta BeltLine in Westview

The Westview neighborhood is fortunate enough to be one of the intown neighborhoods along the Atlanta BeltLine. Workshops and community planning sessions have already taken place, and some aspects of the plan have already been implemented. Learn more…

Westview Master Plan

Every neighborhood has a vision for its future. Westview worked on a Master Plan, which was officially adopted by the City of Atlanta in 2011. Learn more…

Westview Neighborhood Commercial District

The Westview Community Organization, Westview Commercial District Association and the Office of Planning worked together to rezone the neighborhood commercial district along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd to Neighborhood Commercial (NC). Learn more…