Articles about Neighborhood Development

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

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