Articles about Neighborhood Development

Civic Center to Be Redeveloped Into Mixed-Use Development With Affordable Housing

Mayor Kasim Reed announced the City of Atlanta has sold the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for $31 million. Mayor Reed was joined by AHA President and CEO Catherine Buell and Invest Atlanta General Counsel and Senior Vice President Rosalind Rubens Newell for the announcement. AHA will partner with Weingarten Realty Investors… Read more

MLK Ignite Capital Grants Awarded to 14 Small Businesses

At an event held at Atlanta City Hall, Invest Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed announced the 14 winners of the MLK Ignite Capital Grant program, which awards $100,000 to small businesses located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Under Mayor Reed's leadership, Invest Atlanta created the grant program as part of the city’s overall efforts… Read more

Westside Community Builders Program Officially Launched

The first members of the Community Builders program gathered at a welcoming reception at the Invest Atlanta offices on October 26 to mark the official launch of the initiative. Invest Atlanta created the Community Builders program in response to growing interest from residents on the Westside to learn how to redevelop vacant, abandoned, and blighted… Read more

Invest Atlanta Joins 8th Annual APAB Citizen Engagement and Community Day

Invest Atlanta took an active role in the Atlanta Planning Advisory’s Citizen Engagement and Community Day, held at Zoo Atlanta on October 14. Dawn Luke, Senior Vice President of Community Development, shared information about community development and housing finance with the attendees. The annual event, now in its eighth year, aims to equip Atlanta residents with… 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

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

Sheltering Arms Early Education Center Officially Opens in Peoplestown

Sheltering Arms, Georgia’s largest nonprofit early education and child care organization, opened its newest center during a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 24. Members of the Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI) team were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Located on the campus of Barack and Michelle Obama Academy (formerly D.H. Stanton Elementary School), the… Read more

AEMI Supports Renovation of Grady Women’s and Infants’ Center

Grady Hospital’s Women’s and Infants’ Center will undergo a $20 million renovation and expansion, thanks in part to funding from a New Markets Tax Credit allocation received through Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI). (AEMI is a certified Community Development Entity created by Invest Atlanta in 2006 that specializes in providing gap financing for large-scale, high-impact… Read more

Invest Atlanta Supports Projects Key to City’s Past, Present, and Future

At their July meeting, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors authorized seven Eastside TAD grants totaling $27.4 million. Once finalized, this funding will support projects that honor Atlanta's past through the rehabilitation of key historic assets, while also strengthening the city’s economy for the future. In total, the seven projects these grants support will create 3,456 new full-time jobs, attract $486.7 million… Read more

Invest Atlanta Approves Creation and Retention of 493 Units of Affordable and Workforce Housing

At Invest Atlanta’s July monthly board meeting this morning, Mayor Kasim Reed and members of the Invest Atlanta board approved five projects that in total would create or retain 493 units of affordable and workforce housing. The new developments will increase the availability of affordable housing within Atlanta’s in-town communities and are located near MARTA… Read more