Before and after of property at 340 Auburn Avenue that will be transformed into lofts and retail.
Before and after of property at 340 Auburn Avenue that will be transformed into lofts and retail.

Invest Atlanta will award nearly $2 million dollars to 20 grant recipients whose proposals have been accepted as part of the Downtown Façade Improvement Program. The process, launched earlier this year, called for grant applicants located within the Westside and Eastside TADs (tax allocation districts) to submit projects for consideration that had the potential to visually enhance the Atlanta Streetcar corridor.

Awards will range from $20,000 to $400,000 and individual projects will be launched pending final negotiations and review of the proposed enhancements. The planned enhancements will touch commercial, retail and live/work developments and will leverage the private investments of the property owners to fund the projects. Grant applicants were required to commit to funding at least one-third of the total project cost for consideration to receive the grant.

Some of the grant recipients include buildings that house Noni’s Bar and Deli, Bad Dog Taqueria and Vesuvius Pizza along with proposals by developers who want to create live/work, retail and restaurants from other existing buildings and storefronts.

A full list of awardees can be viewed at this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.