Southwest Trail

Tiger V Grant to Construct Southwest Trail

The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail in northeast Atlanta has already proven to be a great success since its opening in October 2012. The trail is very actively used by walkers, joggers, and bikers; connects various parks and amenities sought by city dwellers; and is reported to already have spawned some $775 million in private development within a half mile radius over the last several years.

Now the southwest has an opportunity for positive development thanks in part to an $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Southwest Trail will run from Allene Street in Adair Park up to Washington Park. Like the Eastside Trail it will run within the BeltLine corridor and will feature additional security thanks to security cameras and lighting. The total projected cost for purchasing the right-of-way, design, demolition and construction is estimated at $43 million. Thanks to the TIGER V grant the project will be able to proceed ahead of schedule, with earth possibly moving as early as fall 2014.

To learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Trail read the Atlanta BeltLine’s press release.

Enota Park Parcel Acquisition

Enota Park PetitionThanks to the wide support and strong voices of Westview residents, neighboring communities, political figures and others we are pleased to announce that the Atlanta City Council passed ordinances to acquire the land to create Enota Park!

Atlanta City Council came together for a Special Called Meeting on Monday, August 19, 2013 to review ordinances to acquire parcels using eminent domain for the expansion of Enota Park. The Atlanta BeltLine has spent the last several years negotiating with land owners to acquire land surrounding the current Enota Playlot. While many parcels had been bought through normal means there were some parcels that proved to be challenging to acquire. All those remaining parcels are made up of vacant, overgrown land without any structural improvements. The unanimous votes by City Council will allow progress to be made on this vital park development.

Thank you to all the residents who signed the online petition, raised awareness through door-to-door canvassing, and appeared at the meeting to let their voices be heard.

Download: City Council meeting minutes

BeltLine Southwest Connector Trail

BeltLine Southwest Connector Trail

On August 10, 2013 the official dedication ceremony for the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Connector Trail took place.

The Southwest Connector Trail is just a few blocks west of the Westview neighborhood and features beautiful meandering walking paths along Utoy creek amidst tree canopy. The trail, which is most conveniently accessed by Westview residents via the dead ends at Westwood Avenue or Rogers Avenue, connects to the Lionel Hampton Trail.

To view photos of the dedication ceremony please visit the Atlanta BeltLine website:

Neighbors Fall Hike

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: 1:30pm
Location: 1471 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30310

The Westview Community Organization is planning a hike on Sunday, November 11, 2012. We will be hiking at Sweet Water Creek State Park, which is west on I-20 in Douglasville. Meet at Calvary United Methodist Church at 1:30pm and leave from there to the park. We will try and hike about 4-miles on the trails (2.0 up and 2.0 back-or less) and then return back to the church.

When hiking :
– wear comfortable strong shoes
– dress for the weather
– bring a light snack

Members of the community and their family are welcome to come. Westview Community Organization will not provide transportation to or from the hike. If you would like more details please email me back at