Articles about Neighborhood Development

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

Dr. Klementich to CREW Atlanta: Let’s Strenghten Our Commercial Corridors

Invest Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich recently wrote about the importance of investing in our city's emerging corridors for the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Atlanta blog. Atlanta's real estate industry will be deeply involved with this issue in the coming years, especially as the City of Atlanta's population continues to grow. CREW Atlanta is… Read more

Publix On Moores Mill Now Open for Business

Mayor Kasim Reed, alongside members of the Atlanta City Council, Dr. Eloisa Klementich, and representatives of Publix, cut the ribbon to announce the grand opening of a Publix grocery store at Moores Mill. The new Publix, part of the first phase of the $95 million shopping center development, opened for business later that morning. "Today… Read more

Newly Closed Housing Opportunity Bonds to Fund Affordable Housing Initiatives

Update (7/17/2017): Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Housing Authority are pleased to announce the Housing Opportunity Bond Multifamily and Single Family Development Programs are now “LIVE” and the updated application is available on our website. Download the Residential Development Incentives application here.  Thanks to the support of Mayor Kasim Reed, the Urban… Read more

ATL Officials Break Ground on Vine City’s Rodney Cook, Sr. Park

Mayor Kasim Reed gathered with other Atlanta officials and dignitaries on May 19 for the groundbreaking ceremony for Rodney Cook, Sr. Park in Historic Vine City. The $45 million, 16-acre park represents the largest investment in a public park in the Westside neighborhoods in more than fifty years, and will serve as a grand and appropriate symbol… Read more