A Letter from PBA President Susan Clark
Posted on Nov 23rd, 2021

 
November 23, 2021
 
Kim Wilson
VP Design and Construction
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
100 Peachtree Street, NW Suite 2300
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
 
Dear Ms. Wilson:
 
I am the newly elected President of the Peachtree Battle Alliance neighborhood association. As you know, our historic and picturesque neighborhood of nearly 570 homes in the heart of Atlanta is bounded on the north by West Wesley, on the west by Northside Drive, on the south by Peachtree Creek, and on the east by Peachtree Road. We are a tight-knit community that ranges in both age and diverse property demographics.
 
First and most importantly, thank you. We are so grateful for the past and continued work of the Atlanta BeltLine to build our city's most ambitious and inspiring project. From completing the BeltLine's first trail, the one-mile Northside Trail spur in Tanyard Creek in 2010 to the completion of the entire two-mile Northwest BeltLine Connector Trail in 2020, our neighborhood has supported and celebrated the progress of the BeltLine project. Because of the project's work in our area, we are healthier, safer, and more connected as neighbors and citizens. We will continue to assist the Atlanta BeltLine in the effort to complete the trail and transit vision. Thank you also for the opportunities your team has extended to our neighborhood to discuss the recently proposed routes as they are developing and connecting to the Northside Trail.  
 
Second, we express our neighborhood's strong preference for placing the connector through Corridor #6 of the two "Eastern Study Area" corridors described at the virtual meeting on Monday, November 1, 2021. Further, a subset of our most affected neighbors on Woodward Way, Nacoochee, and Nacoochee Place unanimously opposes placing the connector through Corridor #5. I understand that those neighbors may be addressing this issue in a separate communication. As a neighborhood association, we stand firmly with the collected opinion of the neighborhood in support of Corridor #6 as it is being proposed, and we support the specific objections of those residents who oppose Corridor #5. 
 
We look forward to discussing our specific recommendations and concerns during our December 8 meeting and will absolutely keep an open mind on behalf of our alliance.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly. Thank you again for your consideration. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Susan Clark
PBA President