Once the source of granite that rebuilt Atlanta and can be seen still in several of our stately buildings, Bellwood Quarry has become a different kind of resource, thanks to vision, imagination, diligence, and resourcefulness – Atlanta’s most important indicators for economic development today. A moment’s inspiration led to the quarry’s becoming the centerpiece of what will be Atlanta’s largest park, and ultimately the focus of a state-of-the-art, multi-use, live-work-play neighborhood.
An urban planner seeing the quarry site from a helicopter realized for the first time how close the shimmering blue-green waters of the Bellwood Quarry are to Midtown. The possibilities that come with that proximity are full of promise for Atlanta real estate. Just as granite was the showstopper in the days of brick-and-mortar, so today it is quality of life that attracts and keeps the people who continue driving the Atlanta destiny in the digital age. The first phase of the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry will set the stage for what follows. Those familiar with the plans say the coming environment is breathtaking.
Connected with Green
Sure to enhance even further the value of the luxury condos for sale in Midtown Atlanta, the new park will connect with the Beltline’s Westside Trail and ultimately have pedestrian links also with the Proctor Creek Greenway. Playgrounds, sports fields, recreation trails, and facilities will be arranged on upper and lower meadows, offering views of the reservoir that is now taking shape on the site of the old Bellwood Quarry, as well as of the Atlanta skyline.
The 45-acre lake that Bellwood Quarry provides in the park design will double as a reservoir of 2.5 billion gallons, a month’s supply of Atlanta’s clean drinking water in reserve, thanks to a five-mile-long tunnel from the Hemphill water treatment plant to the Chattahoochee River through the quarry site.
Connecting this vast new greenspace to the rest of the city, the Atlanta Beltline keeps on adding supporters, adherents, and happy users as it offers connection, recreation, natural beauty – and economic development – in equal measures. Ultimately, the Beltline will be a 33-mile, people-friendly system for circulating throughout our city. Just last September, the Beltline opened the Westside Trail, a three-mile segment that overlaps the West End trail and will together form one of the many connections with the Westside Park, including the meadows around Bellwood Quarry.
The Value of Lifestyle
Atlanta condos become a more luxurious approach to living each time a visionary step such as this one is taken. For more information about this initiative, and more like it, let’s talk. Just call us at 404-347-3838 or find out more at 40west12th.com. Engel & Völkers is the Atlanta leader in the sale of residential real estate and new developments.