ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) announces The Benoit Group and The Michaels Organization as development partners for the Englewood Manor development. Looking to create an innovative and dynamic sense of place and belonging, AHA and development partners will transform neighborhoods by providing innovative, market-income housing in the Englewood district, located along the Atlanta BeltLine.
The Englewood Manor development will serve as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization and will be developed in two phases. The first phase of the development is a 36-acre property, located in southeast Atlanta near the Atlanta BeltLine, within the Chosewood Park neighborhood. The vision is to create a mixed-use development providing a variety of housing options with neighborhood serving amenities, such as grocery stores, retail options, as well as greenspace.
"We are proud to revitalize a beautiful site along the Atlanta BeltLine," said Catherine Buell, president and CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority. "We all share a responsibility to provide quality, mixed-income inclusive communities to a diversity of residents in the city of Atlanta."
Brian McGowan, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., said, "Partnering with Atlanta Housing Authority is essential in reaching our housing goals and ensuring affordability and inclusion along the Atlanta BeltLine. We look forward to identifying other opportunities to collaborate on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta."
The 36 acres consist of two non-contiguous sites. The first is a 26-acre former public housing site located on the south side of Englewood Avenue and adjacent to the BeltLine’s Boulevard Crossing Park. The Benoit Group will develop 16 acres on the western portion of the site and The Michaels Organization will develop 10 acres on the eastern portion of the site. The second site is located on the north side of Englewood Avenue and adjacent to the BeltLine.
"Partnering with a housing authority who is committed to positively transform communities is essential to our company’s redevelopment business platform," said Eddy Benoit, President & CEO of The Benoit Group. "We are eager to develop and deliver better housing options in the Atlanta area."
"It is a privilege to work with Atlanta Housing Authority," said Milton Pratt, senior vice president of the Michaels Development Company. "They are forward-thinkers who are committed to providing exceptional, quality housing to the residents of its city."
The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is currently working with AHA on a District Framework Plan for the section of SubArea 3 along the BeltLine, known as the Chosewood Park Transit Oriented Development (TOD). The Framework Plan addresses connectivity between neighborhoods surrounding the BeltLine, as well as public infrastructure and storm water management strategies. There have been a number of community outreach meetings that will continue through March 2018, after which the plan will be finalized.
About Atlanta Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (AHA), is the largest housing authority in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation. AHA provides and facilitates affordable housing resources for nearly 22,000 low-income households comprised of approximately 50,000 people.
These affordable housing resources include AHA-owned residential communities, AHA-sponsored mixed-income, mixed-finance residential communities, tenant-based vouchers, project based rental assistance, supportive housing arrangements and homeownership opportunities. AHA’s programs are funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD").
Visit Atlanta Housing Authority at http://www.atlantahousing.org or follow on Twitter at @housingatlanta.
About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.
About The Benoit Group
The Benoit Group, LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a national commercial real estate company with portfolio in excess of $1 Billion in project developments. The firm is vertically integrated with four affiliates focusing on Project Development, Property & Asset Management, Construction Management and Advisory Services. The Benoit Group is committed toward developing and operating Mixed-Income Affordable Housing, Independent Senior Living Facilities, Transportation-Oriented Market Rate Workforce Housing and Student-Oriented Housing throughout the Southeast and Midwest. It also offers program and construction management services to municipal, institutional and international governmental clients. Please visit us at www.thebenoitgroup.com
About The Michaels Organization
Michaels Development is an independent operating company of The Michaels Organization, a family of companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-income, military and student housing. Serving more than 135,000 residents in 370 communities across 35 states, D.C. and the U.S.V.I, The Michaels Organization is a national leader in residential real estate with full service capabilities in development, property and asset management, mortgage finance, construction and tax credit syndication. Visit www.TMO.com or follow on Twitter @TheMichaelsOrg.
SOURCE Atlanta Housing Authority