Articles about Westside

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

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

Invest Atlanta Hosts Inaugural Westside Housing Fair

The first-ever Westside Housing Fair, held on Saturday, July 22 at the Hollis Innovation Academy, offered residents valuable housing information from Invest Atlanta and our partners, as well as prizes and fun activities for the entire family. The partners participating at the Fair provided valuable insights to attendees, whether they currently rent, already own a home,… 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

Southwest Connector Trail Open House Showcases Homebuyer Incentives

On Saturday, June 10 Invest Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine co-hosted the Southwest Connector Trail Open House Walking Tour 2017.  The free home tour event, now in its third year, allowed hundreds of prospective homebuyers to learn helpful information about purchasing a home near the Southwest Connector Trail with Invest Atlanta down payment incentives. Starting from… 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

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