Articles about Neighborhood Development

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 Round of Housing Opportunity Bonds to Fund Affordable Housing Initiatives

Thanks to the support of Mayor Kasim Reed, the Urban Residential Finance Authority has closed on $40 million of Housing Opportunity Bonds that will be used to fund critical affordable and workforce housing development initiatives, including homeowner renovations, multifamily loans, single family loans, nonprofit development loans, and land assemblage. Back in March, both the Atlanta… 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

YMCA Regional HQ and Head Start Facility Coming to Vine City

The Invest Atlanta board of directors approved at their May meeting a $2.5 million Westside TAD grant to fund the new YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta Leadership and Learning Center in Vine City. The Center will house the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s administrative offices and Head Start learning facility serving 70-90 children aged zero to four-years-old.… Read more

On the Rise Financial Center Opens on Westside

The On the Rise Financial Center officially opened Thursday, April 20, with Mayor Kasim Reed, Dr. Eloisa Klementich, and Councilmember Ivory Young, Jr. on hand to celebrate with Westside residents. Joining them were representatives from supporting organizations, including Equifax, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (NFCDCU) and… Read more

New Community Space Honors English Avenue’s Mattie Freeland

The Mattie Freeland Community House officially opened on Friday, March 31 in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood. This new space will host workshops, classes, and meetings, all offering nearby residents a place to learn new skills, make connections within their community, and grow as individuals. Classes will focus on areas such as financial literacy, computer basics,… Read more

Resurgens Fund Grants to Bring New Life to Eastside Properties

At their March meeting, the Invest Atlanta board approved two Resurgens Fund grants, including one that will allow The Ethical Property Group create a new space for non-profit organizations. “The Resurgens Fund was deliberately created to with the intention of reactivating these vacant and obsolete buildings,” said Jennifer Fine, Invest Atlanta’s Vice President of Planning… Read more

Invest Atlanta Helps Cristo Rey Serve More Students

Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc., Invest Atlanta's certified Community Development Entity, has closed an $11 million New Markets Tax Credits transaction that will allow Cristo Rey Atlanta to complete the renovations of their new high school building in Downtown Atlanta. The Cristo Rey network serves students of limited means, most whom are Hispanic or African-American, and… Read more

Work Begins on Phoenix House Affordable Housing

The groundbreaking ceremony for Phoenix House, the future site of a 69-unit affordable housing complex reserved for the homeless and mentally disabled, took place on Friday, March 3. Leading the project are Invest Atlanta, The National Housing Trust Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT-Enterprise)—a Washington, D.C. non-profit affordable housing owner and developer—Tapestry Development Group, and 3Keys, Inc.… Read more

Hagar Celebrates Renovation of Nine Affordable Units

With a cut of a blue ribbon, the partners involved in completing the Hagar Housing Development celebrated the opening of nine retained and renovated affordable units in the English Avenue Neighborhood. “I love turning concept into concrete,” said Akilah Ali of Hagar Civilization Missionary, an all-volunteer organization that spearheaded the effort. “We’re working to keep… Read more