“This is a momentous achievement for an inner city commercial node,” Winslow said. “It’s a step in the right direction in our effort to improve our quality of life and the improvements that result will make Atlanta’s West End even more attractive to new residents and businesses.”
Over the past 30 years, CIDs have emerged as significant centers of growth and influence in the metro Atlanta region. By utilizing self-imposed tax revenues from commercial businesses within their districts, CIDs are dramatically changing their communities in many ways, according to a report by the Council for Quality Growth, a metro Atlanta non-profit trade organization that works to ensure the region’s regulatory environment supports quality growth and development. Those changes include an economic environment that has attracted new businesses, housing, and other investments.