The Georgia Trust will demonstrate that it is feasible to rehabilitate and revitalize neighborhoods affordably and sustainably without displacing longtime residents.

Sustainable. Historic. Affordable.

In March 2018, the Georgia Trust acquired three Beltline properties in West Atlanta that we plan to rehabilitate and sell back to the community as affordable housing.

Two of the properties are houses that the Trust will rehabilitate; the third property is an undeveloped lot on which the Trust will construct a new house that is affordable, environmentally sustainable and architecturally compatible with the historic neighborhood.

After construction is completed, all three houses will be made available for purchase as affordable housing through The Georgia Trust’s Revolving Fund program, which provides effective alternatives to demolition or neglect of architecturally and historically significant properties.

 

Preservation Workday

Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon
1138 Harwell Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Be a part of the West Atlanta Preservation Initiative and join us for a volunteer workday at one of the houses. Lend a hand and help us do some much needed yardwork. Be sure to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring some work gloves. Water and snacks will be provided.

Parking is limited; consider carpooling or taking the Westside BeltLine Trail.

For more information, contact Ben Sutton at bsutton@georgiatrust.org or 404-885-7819.

RSVP Here

About the West Atlanta Properties

The properties are located on or adjacent to Atlanta’s Beltline in historic Washington Park and Mozley Park, both of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The two houses contribute to the historical integrity and architectural qualities of those neighborhoods.

The Washington Park house was built in 1953 for Edward Johnson, who raised his family in the home. Located adjacent to the Westside Beltline, the house contains 1,500 square feet with three bedrooms.

The house in Mozley Park is a two-bedroom bungalow that was built in the 1920s and contains 1,300 square feet.

“We will use this project as an opportunity to educate the public that a neighborhood is more than its physical buildings—it is also the sense of community which is established by residents who have multigenerational relationships that are now being threatened by irresponsible real estate speculation.”

Mark C. McDonald, President and CEO of The Georgia Trust