News Briefs: BeltLine affordable housing; Little 5 Points planning grant; preservation awards

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has announced the largest affordable housing allocation ever in its fiscal year 2020 housing budget. The budget, which was approved by the ABI Board of Directors on May 9, includes a $11.9 million line-item for affordable housing development. This amount is part of a historic $45 million budget that exceeds projections by $10.5 million. “We are thrilled to make our largest monetary commitment ever to affordable housing in the coming fiscal year,” said Clyde Higgs, ABI President and CEO. “Though credible progress, we still have a long way to go and we remain committed to expanding affordability along the Atlanta BeltLine.”

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Little Five Points Community Improvement District a $100,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) planning grant to develop a plan to redesign Euclid Avenue from Austin Avenue to Moreland Avenue focusing on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, wayfinding, greenspace and green infrastructure, technology-based parking management, and other smart city technologies.

Manuel’s Tavern received a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation award.

Rebekah Hall at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Hotel Clermont in Atlanta, the Sperry & Hutchinson Warehouse in East Point, Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta, Sweetwater State Park Mill Ruins in Lithia Springs, Jack Pyburn FAIA of Atlanta and Brandy Morrison of Atlanta received statewide preservation awards from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation during its 42nd annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Thomasville, Ga. Read more about the awards at this link.

 

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