Improving streets, parks, and blighted properties to make neighborhoods safer and more attractive.
Joseph E. Boone Green Street
In addition to streetscape beautification improvements, this project will include new green infrastructure on Boone Boulevard to better manage storm water and reduce the street’s width to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.
Lindsay Street Park
The first public park in the English Avenue neighborhood had its ribbon cutting in October 2015. Funding was provided from multiple partners including the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Conservation Fund, Park Pride and a $222,000 grant from Invest Atlanta.
MLK Jr. Drive
Invest Atlanta provided funding towards the City’s plan for a multi-million dollar rebuilding of MLK Jr. Drive, from downtown to the western city limits, into a beautiful commercial thoroughfare. The City has also been awarded a $10 million federal TIGER grant for the project.
Invest Atlanta helped launch the city’s Judicial In Rem Code Enforcement pilot program with a $500,000 grant. This program prioritizes abandoned and blighted properties in English Avenue and Vine City for resolution through the city’s Housing Code Enforcement Bureau. Sixteen blighted and abandoned properties have been demolished to date.