Restoring and preserving the UCN

The Neighborhood Plan builds on the neighborhood assets while addressing issues of livability, safety, blight, and preserving the neighborhood’s character and rich history and heritage.

Leveraging investments by the City of Atlanta, AH, the CN Neighborhood Lead Invest Atlanta, anchor institutions such as the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Atlanta University Center Consortium schools and other community partners, work is underway to complete projects that create and activate safe, thriving neighborhoods.

Video Surveillance and License Plate Readers. Located throughout UCN to improve safety and enhance law enforcement visibility. 

The Cops on the Block Secure Neighborhoods initiative. Provides homes to law enforcement at cost to strengthen officer/community partnership and increase crime prevention.

Choice Neighborhoods Exterior Owner-Occupied Rehab Program. Offers deferred loans up to $70,000 for low-income homeowners for façade and critical home repairs.  Loans  forgiven each year over a ten-year period as long as home is owner occupied. 

Acquisition and Demolition. Acquiring and clearing blighted properties to ensure future high-quality, mixed-income housing development. 

Placemaking Enhancements. Enhances neighborhood identity, connectivity, and sustainability with art, signage, displays, street planters, community gardens and green building.

Amenities.  Investments in catalytic community-serving facilities:

  • Westside Works Quest Complex I & II Workforce Training Center
  • New Harland Boys and Girls Club Innovation and Expression Studio
  • New YMCA Headquarters and Leadership and Learning Center
  • 14-acre Rodney Cook Park
  • The Legacy at Vine City- 105-unit senior complex
  • CollegeTown Urban Farm 
  • Chic-fil-A and H.J. Russell community room
  • Quest Westside Impact Center
  • Morehouse School of Medicine mixed-use and ambulatory health facility

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