The Epic Development team attended the dedication ceremony of the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail yesterday. The ceremony began with opening remarks by Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall who represents District 2 which includes the portion of the Beltline in the Old Fourth Ward. Rabbi Rachael Bregman provided the invocation followed by District 6 Councilman Alex Wan whose district starts north of Ponce de Leon Avenue. Councilman Wan spoke about the how the Beltline is connecting neighborhoods around Atlanta. The Eastside Trail now connects the neighborhoods of Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey Highland, Virginia Highland and Midtown. Councilman Wan introduced Mayor Kasim Reed who spoke about the economic impact of the Beltline. He pointed out that within a half mile of the Eastside Trail, there has already been roughly $775 million in new private development either completed or underway since 2005. Mayor Reed acknowledged and thanked the numerous partners, organizations and individuals who contributed to the Beltline project including Mr. Jim Kennedy whose family contributed 2.5 million. Mr. Kennedy spoke about the significance of the Atlanta Beltline and why his family believes in it. He approached Kaiser Permanente and asked them to match his gift, which they did. The President of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, Mr. Kerry Kohnen, and their Associate Medical Director, Dr. Martha Wilber, praised the healthy lifestyle promoted by Atlanta’s trail system and the Eastside Trail. Finally, the honored guests cut a blue ribbon and officially opened the Eastside Trail.
Epic Development is currently building along the Eastside Trail in the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park and Virginia Highland. Click here to view our current homes For more information about homeownership or real estate investment in Atlanta call Jim LaVallee at 404-847-9080 or write Jim@EpicDevelopment.com. For more information about commercial real estate operations or investment visit EpiCity.com.