New Community Center Coming to Edgewood Neighborhood

Currently unused lot will house a two-story center and surrounding garden area.

Currently unused lot will house a two-story center and surrounding garden area.

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Mayson Avenue Cooperative, LLC, a subsidiary of The Zeist Foundation, filed plans with the City of Atlanta this week to build a new community center at 1503 Hardee Street NE in the Edgewood neighborhood.

The lot will feature a newly constructed two-story building with a wrap-around porch and surrounding garden areas on all sides. Construction of the 1,149-square-foot space will cost an estimated $250,000.

The center is the latest project by the Mayson Avenue Cooperative, which redeveloped the Edgewood Housing Apartments in 2011 and has committed 1.2 million dollars to support housing and education in the community, according to its website.

A representative of the Mayson Avenue Cooperative declined to comment on the forthcoming community center, citing the early stage of the project.

Do you think a community center is the best use of the lot for Edgewood? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!


Colin Sylvester

Colin has also written for TheWrap, CNN, Bleacher Report, and Today's U. An Atlanta native and USC film school graduate, you'd probably catch him talking all things film, tv, and pop-culture. Oh, and the soon-to-return glory days of Trojan football and Atlanta Braves baseball.
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Chris Preston
Chris Preston
6 years ago

Will the community center cut down on the random gunfire within the area because that would be awesome!

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