Invest Atlanta has approved a $2.4 million grant from the Westside TAD Community Improvement Fund to expand the Westside Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab (OOR) program. This initiative offers residents forgivable loans to make critical repairs on their homes. The $2.4 million will allow more residents to receive a forgivable loan of up to $60,000 for home repair work in the Westside neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue, and portions of Castleberry Hill.

The Hyatt Regency and Peachtree Center.

Peachtree Center in Downtown has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed and developed over five decades by architect and developer John C. Portman Jr. Peachtree Center is formed around Portman’s signature design theory, the Coordinate Unit, to create a fourteen-block development oriented to the pedestrian with sky bridges connecting all of the buildings within the Peachtree Center Historic District, including three groundbreaking atrium hotels, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel, the Westin Peachtree Plaza, and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the Hotel Indigo in the recently renovated 230 Peachtree Building along with the AmericasMart Atlanta complex, seven office buildings and a parking deck.

Carver Early College High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report. Carver Early College was awarded the “Bronze” distinction in the publication’s annual list of the nation’s “Best High Schools.” The magazine recognized Carver Early College for its 99 percent graduation rate, as well as the math proficiency and reading proficiency of its students, which are both higher than the district and state averages. This year, there are 114 students in the Carver Early College graduating class of 2018. Eighty-five percent of the graduates are going to college.

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.