iVillage @ MLK
An innovative shipping container village offering space for affordable, attractive, and transit-accessible retail.
Investing in the MLK Corridor
The iVillage @ MLK houses a mix of entrepreneurs that are benefiting from innovative office space, along with affordable retail, food and beverage options, as they launch businesses and test new ideas along the MLK Corridor. The mixture of tenants represents 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 incubates 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.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, iVillage will remain closed until it is safe to reopen.
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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