READ | Firm involved with The Battery hired to work with Underground Atlanta
The event page says it will include a panel discussion focused on “equity and how Atlanta can be a City for all.” Equity includes topics such as economic development, housing affordability and transit, a spokeswoman said.
Concerns about gentrification and a lack of affordable housing due in part to the Beltline's success has plagued many residents in recent years. Housing and other equity issues prompted Beltline creator Ryan Gravel to resign from the Atlanta Beltline Partnership board in 2016.
In July, an investigation by the Georgia News Lab and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that the Beltline was not on track to reach its 2030 goal to create at least 5,600 affordable houses and apartments. CEO Paul Morris stepped down from his post a month later, and was eventually replaced by Brian McGowan.
McGowan will also be on the panel, along with Atlanta Housing Authority Interim CEO Brandon Riddick-Seals, Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane, Transformation Alliance Managing Director Odetta MacLeish-White and the BeltLine's Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Nonet Sykes.
The event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at Friendship Baptist Church, 80 Walnut St. SW. Register here.
The first quarterly briefing, held in February, included roundtable discussions on topics such as better community engagement and creative programming.
Like Intown Atlanta News Now on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
People 2 People: May 19, 2018