The Georgia Department of Transportation and Atlanta BeltLine Inc. last Thursday announced that they entered into a purchase agreement giving Atlanta the option of acquiring a major portion of right of way for the long-planned BeltLine project.

The Atlanta BeltLine is a 25-year, $2.8 billion redevelopment project to provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails, and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown. Much of it will be financed with bonds.

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