The Atlanta Housing Authority announced today that it is seeking private-sector developers to create a sense of place and belonging with affordable and market-rate housing in the Englewood District and in partnership with the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

This Request for Qualifications represents the starting point of an unprecedented opportunity to redevelop a community along the Atlanta BeltLine where families can live, work and thrive," said Catherine Buell, CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority.

AHA and its partners are seeking developers to build the first phase of a 37-acre property located in southeast Atlanta near the Atlanta BeltLine, within the Chosewood Park neighborhood and south of Grant Park.

The 37 acres consist of two non-contiguous sites. The first is a former public housing site located on the south side of Englewood Avenue and directly across from the BeltLine's Boulevard Crossing Park.
The second area is located on the north side of Englewood Avenue and adjacent to the BeltLine. It is anticipated that approximately 10 acres of the 37 acres will be released to one or more developers as the first phase for development. For future phases, AHA may offer development options to respondents or issue a new solicitation. AHA may also select one or more respondents for a co-terminus development of Phase 1.

AHA and the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will spearhead an Area Development Plan, which will take into account the area's infrastructure, storm water management, green space, transportation and affordable housing needs.

The extensive planning process -- which will include the City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta, the Atlanta Public Schools and other development stakeholders -- will serve as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization and the creation of the Englewood District.

AHA will select qualified developers with a track record of engaging community leaders and stakeholders, stimulating economic development with retail opportunities, and mitigating community displacement.

A conference and site tour will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at AHA headquarters at 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Submissions to the RFQ are due 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

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