Building the Beloved Community in Atlanta

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Five years has passed since a Land Use Framework Plan for Westside Atlanta was adopted, and wide-ranging progress has been made in implementing the vision, which won a CNU Charter Award in 2017. Parks have been built, connections made to the Atlanta Beltline, anti-displacement programs are up and running, and affordable housing and other developments have sprung out of the ground.

The plan marries community aspirations with new urban principles in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The goal is to attract investment to a three-square-mile area with a magnificent history of civil rights activism—impacting three large neighborhoods and a historically Black university district without displacing the local population. See more here