Community Development Efforts
District 1 has several active community redevelopment strategies to encourage equitable and high quality community, economic, and housing development. From the Beltline to the Turner Field LCI, District 1 residents have strong visions for our bright and shared future.
Livable Cities Initiative
Created in 1999, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative program connects homes, shops and offices, enhances streetscapes and sidewalks, emphasizes pedestrians, improves access to transit options and expands housing choices.
Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative
Lakewood Livable Centers Initiative
South Moreland Avenue Livable Centers Initiative
Tax Allocation Districts
District 1 is home to two Tax Allocation Districts to spur redevelopment in our neighborhoods. A tax-allocation district (TAD), also known as tax increment financing, is a defined area where real estate property tax monies gathered above a certain threshold for a certain period of time (typically 25 years) to be used a specified improvement. TADs are one of the City of Atlanta's key economic development tools.
Atlanta Beltline Tax Allocation District
Stadium Neighborhoods Tax Allocation District
Community Redevelopment Plans and Studies
Community planning is the foundation for quality growth management. The plan brings together and addresses all aspects of community and economic functions with the objective of sustaining and improving these functions in the future. It addresses, but is not limited to the following topics: population, economic development, housing, natural resources, historic resources, community facilities, transportation, urban design, and land use. Communities with specific Redevelopment Plans, due to social and economic distress in District 1 are:
Jonesboro Road Redevelopment Plan Update
Imagine Memorial Corridor Study