Southside Beltline Segments 2-3


GDOT Project #:0009397
Type: Enhancement
Project Length:
1.85 miles
Affected Counties: Fulton
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 25+
Estimated Cost (excluding ROW): $122,902,666
Right-of-Way Funds (in PI #621340): $40,636,000


The multiphase Atlanta Beltline is the subject of multiple GDOT projects along the corridor. The goal of the project is to increase transportation access and enhance the communities it touches. To read more about the Beltline, see News and Publications below. We’ve looked into some troubling cases along this project path before.

The Beltline is a massive, long-term undertaking. This phase – modified since it began – now covers about 1.85 miles, running from about 400 feet west of I-75/85, and end at Boulevard. This will happen in two segments.

Segment two runs from the end of the Annie E. Casey development to Milton Avenue for
0.87 miles and segment three begins at Milton Avenue and ends at Boulevard for a length of
1.02 miles. It’s construction will use current underpasses for the former CSX railway on which the Beltline here is built.

The multi-use trail will be 14 feet wide with 2-foot shoulders, and would be built on the north side of the now-defunct railroad. New pedestrian bridges will be added adjacent to the remaining freight bridges in most cases where applicable along the path, though one of those bridges is being replaced entirely. Existing underpasses at I-75/85, McDonough Blvd, and Berne Street are also being used. At-grade trail crossings would also be constructed at the intersections with Milton Avenue, Boulevard SE, and Glenwood Avenue. Concrete retaining walls are being constructed as needed along the trail to minimize impacts to adjacent properties.

The Beltline is a high-profile project and has made news throughout its construction. If your property is in its path, even if you’re happy with what the Beltline brings to your area, your property could face serious harm in a taking. Before you get swept up by the hype, contact an eminent domain attorney to protect your property rights.

Property Owner Concerns

Many of the properties along the Beltline have had a railroad behind them for ages, and even though the Beltline is a better neighbor in theory, what these property owners lose may be too much to justify the change. Back yards are shrinking – and may shrink enough to make houses non-conforming.

Intersection work and bridge work may also interfere with properties, and “temporary” construction easements may last years and cause harm by inverse condemnation. More than 25 parcels are affected along this tiny project corridor. If yours is one of them, call 1-888-391-1339 now.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

There’s still time exercise your rights if you have not accepted GDOT’s initial offer. The government has allocated more than $40 million to compensate property owners, but it will try to buy your property for as little as possible. In many cases, we find that the initial offer is often significantly lower than the value of what’s taken. You are not required to accept the government’s initial offer!

You have the right to fair compensation for property the government takes – even projects that claim to increase the value of surrounding property may ultimately do more harm to yours than good. “Fair” compensation could be significantly more than the first offer. Compensation for lost business income or expenses like relocation are almost never included in those offers. We can help you fight for them!

As long as you do not accept the initial offer, you can fight for more and we can help. Call 1-888-391-1339 or contact us as soon as possible for a complimentary case evaluation.

We do not take an attorney’s fee unless we increase the government’s offer, and our fee only comes from the increased amount – our no-fee guarantee. Further, we front the costs of fighting your case and if we’re unable to increase the government’s offer to you, you don’t pay them. We do. That is how confident we are that we can assist you.

Project Maps

Beltline geo map

Beltline Geo Map 2

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – September 2022

Start Construction – 2023

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 25 parcels of property will be affected by segments two and three of the Beltline project in Fulton County. Property owners may lose significant amounts of land and/or property rights, representing significant financial value and usability. For homeowners and commercial property owners in the path of the project, it is critical to understand that the government’s initial offer is just that – initial. We do not recommend you accept the initial offer.


Get a free case
evaluation today.

There are only a handful of attorneys in GA who practice eminent domain exclusively. And even fewer with DOT experience. That’s why it’s always worth it to get a free case evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Tell us about your situation.

2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
pressure or obligation to hire us after.

But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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