Articles about Westside

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

Board Takes Steps Forward on Westside Affordable Housing

At their April meeting, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors signed off on two efforts to create more affordable housing options on the Westside. The first, on Dalvigney Street in English Avenue, will involve the renovation of 12 units for residents earning no more than 50 percent area median income (AMI), with rents capped at… 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

Castleberry Park Breaks Ground on Westside

Mayor Kasim Reed and Invest Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich were among those who celebrated the official groundbreaking for Castleberry Park, a new $90 million mixed-use development in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood on Atlanta’s Westside. “Castleberry Park is yet another example of how our Administration is keeping our promise of promoting revitalization and… Read more

Critical Repair Work Begins on Five Westside Homes

Five homes in the Vine City and English Avenue neighborhoods will receive repairs as part of an Invest Atlanta owner-occupied home rehabilitation pilot program.  In December, Invest Atlanta issued a grant to partner Habitat for Humanity to complete the work, which will focus on repairs to roofs, plumbing, electrical systems, and other areas deemed critical… Read more

Grant Supports Preliminary Study for Atlanta Urban Ecology Resource Center in Vine City

Invest Atlanta has given a $100,000 grant to Community Improvement Association, the lead partner for the Atlanta Urban Ecology Resource Center (AUERC) Collaborative. The grant will fund a feasibility study for the creation of the Center and will be sited near the soon-to-be-developed Boone Park West in the English Avenue neighborhood in NW Atlanta. The… Read more