News Briefs: New Midtown development; Buckhead affordable housing; NEA grants

A rendering of the proposed development at 14th and Spring streets near the Downtown Connector. (Courtesy Greenstone Properties)

Curbed Atlanta reports that a vacant lot at the corner of 14th and Spring streets in Midtown is being promoted as the site of a major office and residential project  by developer Greenstone Properties. A new website launched for the mixed-use development, which shows a 10-story tower with offices and retail and a second 12-story tower with 330 apartments and retail space.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded more than $25 million in grants to organizations around the country, including these in Atlanta: Actor’s Express, Atlanta Ballet, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, C4 Atlanta, Horizon Theatre, Atlanta Film Society, MOCA GA, Reforming Arts, Alliance Theatre and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.

The Buckhead Community Improvement District and Livable Buckhead plan to study affordable housing in the hope of reducing traffic congestion from commuters who work in Buckhead, but can’t afford to live in the area. The CID approved at its recent board meeting $24,000 in funding to match a possible grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission that the organization hopes to receive, which would be for around $100,000. The study will only move forward if the ARC awards the grant, a decision that will be released in mid-February. Read the full story at Reporter Newspapers.

 

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