But that doesn’t mean Amelia and I enjoy working on both Saturdays and Sundays. No sir.
So, this Saturday we took a little staff field trip with our friends Lauren, Catherine, and Matt. We walked 7 miles of the Beltline, one of the largest urban renewal projects in the country.
The Beltline will ultimately be a 22 mile ring of transit, parks, and trails around Atlanta. Right now, however, it’s mostly an abandoned rail corridor. Lauren and Catherine have pictures on their blog, as does Urban Hiking Atlanta, so I’ll leave most of the explanation to them.
The Beltline is significant to the Wren’s Nest for two main reasons:
- It runs just a few blocks from here, and is one of the few places to have already broke ground.
- It is and will continue to encourage historic preservation in Atlanta.
I’m also excited that the staff of the Wren’s Nest will be a bike or one-seat train ride away from the Carter Center, the MLK birth home, or Piedmont Park. Imagine the new lunch options!
(h/t, weirdly enough, to Decatur Metro who covered our story faster than I could)