iVillage @ MLK
An innovative shipping container village offering space for affordable, attractive, and transit-accessible retail.
Investing in the MLK Corridor
The iVillage @ MLK will house a mix of entrepreneurs that could benefit from innovative office space, along with affordable retail, food and beverage options, as they launch businesses and test new ideas along the MLK Corridor. We’re looking for a mixture of tenants that both represent the community’s needs and new, innovative business ideas that provide an attraction to the HE Holmes Marta station.
About The iVillage
Supporting Atlanta’s Entrepreneurs
The iVillage @ MLK will soon incubate innovation by housing an exciting mix of entrepreneurs. The goal is to see these businesses thrive and one day spin off to expand along the MLK Corridor. During the construction phase of the Innovation Village, Invest Atlanta will solicit applications for tenants, and those who are chosen will pay an affordable monthly rental rate.
Enhancing the MLK, Jr. Drive Corridor
In 2016, the City of Atlanta was awarded a $10 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation toward a $22 million project to improve mobility and increase access to transit, employment centers, and services along MLK Jr. Drive. The investment in The MLK iVillage is part of this larger effort, led by former Mayor Kasim Reed and supported by Mayor Keisha Bottoms, to make Atlanta’s MLK Corridor one of the most vibrant in the nation.
Invest Atlanta is partnering with MARTA on this project as an innovative opportunity to jumpstart future interest in transit-oriented development (TOD) at H.E. Holmes Station. This pilot project can serve as a model for other MARTA locations around the city and region.
Tenant applications for iVillage are CLOSED.
Who is the iVillage @ MLK for?
Aspiring entrepreneurs: Young entrepreneurs that are high potential and testing first businesses
Access: Businesses that provide access to fresh foods/ food entrepreneurs
Community focus: Tenants with strong community focus and benefit
Educators: Providing youth / workforce educational programs
Conveners: Provide type of programming or product has ability to convene
Social entrepreneurs: Solving community need with innovative solutions