WHAT’S HAPPENING

Atlanta’s internationally-recognized ability to create and optimize public-private partnerships is synergizing a development boom throughout the city.
On the Southside, that can be seen with the new Pittsburgh Yards project.
Construction for the 26-million-dollar first phase is well underway at the location at 352 University Avenue, SW. With the help of non-profit partners like the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the site will be a mixed-use project – specifically designed to help improve the lives of residents, in what has been an under-served community.
And that falls directly in line with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ One Atlanta principle to create thriving neighborhoods and prepare residents for success. Fifty-percent of the permanent entry-level and mid-level jobs that come with the development will be focused on local residents.
We spoke with the head of Invest Atlanta, Dr. Eloisa Klementich about the impact of the project.
And we also followed community stakeholders and economic development leaders on a recent tour of the property, to discuss both its fascinating history and the vast potential of its future as a business-centerpiece and incubator on the Southside.