Community Development

Invest Atlanta Approves Sale of Historic Atlanta Constitution Building

The Invest Atlanta Board of Directors has approved the sale of the Atlanta Constitution building, which will be restored and redeveloped into a mixed-used development with 34 affordable housing units. This historic structure has been vacant since the 1970’s. “This is a project that’s near and dear to all our hearts,” said Dawn Luke, Invest Atlanta’s Senior Vice… Read more

Boys & Girls Club Breaks Ground on The Innovation & Expression Studio

On Tuesday, October 10, the John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club in the West End of Atlanta broke ground on their new creative arts hub: The Innovation and Expression Studio (TIES). The new 27,000 square-foot space will provide arts and innovation programming to more than 200 children and teens per day. Both current members… Read more

IA Grant Supports Housing for Homeless Women and Children

A $350,000 grant from the Housing Opportunity Fund will go to the City of Refuge to reimburse the organization for property being developed into supportive housing for homeless women and children. The Urban Residential Finance Authority board approved the grant in June, and the grant closed in September. The property, located directly across from the… Read more

New 20PLUS Homebuyer Incentive Launches at West Highlands Open House Tour

More than 100 attendees came to the West Highlands Open House, where they toured model homes for sale and learned about 20PLUS, the newest Invest Atlanta homebuyer incentive. The event, held on Saturday, September 30, showcased newly-constructed, affordable homes available for sale to prospective 20PLUS participants in West Highlands, an award-winning, Brock Built master planned community in… Read more

Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail Officially Opens

The Westside Trail, a new three-mile corridor on the Atlanta BeltLine, is now open and available for everyone to enjoy. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Gordon White Park on Friday, September 29. In attendance were Mayor Kasim Reed, Rep. John Lewis, Atlanta BeltLine Inc. President and CEO Brian McGowan, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director… Read more

Long-Vacant Adair Elementary to Be Redeveloped Info Affordable Housing Units

On Thursday, September 14, the Urban Residential Finance Authority Housing Committee approved $1.5 million from funding raised through the Housing Opportunity Bond to finance the adaptive reuse and redevelopment of the historic Adair Elementary School. The school has been vacant since the 1970's. The new development, called Academy Lofts, will include 35 residential units, of… Read more