“This administration will utilize every available tool and resource to continue to create quality, affordable housing for all who call Atlanta home,” Bottoms said.
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Last year, Bottoms unveiled a comprehensive plan for affordable housing that includes the redevelopment of vacant and blighted properties, developer incentives, and the creation of a housing innovation lab.
She has pledged to leverage $1 billion toward housing affordability to create and preserve 20,000 affordable housing units in Atlanta by 2026.
The property, which sits near Northside Drive, was once home to public housing project Herndon Homes, which was demolished by the Atlanta Housing Authority as part of a shift to replace old public housing with new mixed-use developments, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Hunt Companies, based in El Paso, Texas and Atlanta-based Oakwood Development Group were chosen as master developers of the 12-acre site in 2016.
Phases two through four will focus on a mix of market-rate and affordable housing units, in addition to sustainable green space and retail and a health and wellness space, according to the release. The final phase will be the construction of 32 townhomes, which will be available for sale spring 2021.
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Atlanta mayor plans to run for second term, named Georgian of the year Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced plans to run for a second term. She made the announcement in the business magazine Georgia Trend, which has named her 2020 Georgian of The Year. A spokesman for Bottoms confirmed the news to The AJC, making her the first candidate to announce for the 2021 mayoral race. Georgia Trend cited Bottoms’ strides in criminal justice reform and affordable housing, as well as her “ability to navi