A major multi-phase redevelopment is planned for the Bowen Homes housing site in northwest Atlanta, and the project is getting a boost from a federal grant.
A $40 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant was recently awarded to the city and the Atlanta Housing Authority to redevelop the area. The news was reported by 11Alive.
The property is owned by Atlanta Housing (AH). Partnering with McCormack Baron Salazar and The Benoit Group, the project will be built out over the next 12 years. The multi-phase development will include affordable and market-rate housing to rent and purchase, as well as retail space and outdoor amenities like parks and trails.
A rezoning application for nearly 74 acres of vacant land in the Brookview Heights neighborhood was submitted to the Office of Zoning and Development in May.
The site is where the Bowen Homes public housing development once resided before being demolished in 2009. According to the rezoning application, more than 600 families once lived in the neighborhood.
According to the rezoning application, the project will begin around Q3 of 2024 and continue through 2034. The first phase of the project will include at least 150 units, a portion of which will be affordable at 60% AMI or lower. In addition to housing, retail storefronts and community facilities will be built to serve the surrounding areas.
According to the application, Atlanta Housing would be working with the Department of Parks and Recreation regarding preservation and improved access to a nearby forest. The agency is also in communication with Atlanta Public Schools about the future of the former A.D. Williams Elementary site. The school was closed in 2009.