As the forces of gentrification soldier on in Atlanta, it’s rare to see a mixed-use development that promises to do as much for the community as it does to the community.
But on the Westside, a good example of the former is on the rise.
Called the Quest Nonprofit Center for Change, the Cooper Carry-designed project is a 27,000-square-foot mixed-use build replete with coworking space and community services facilities.
The $10.2-million Vine City development would feature office space above 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, community space, and educational services at the junction of some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods—Bankhead, English Avenue, Washington Park, and Vine City.
It’s transforming a corner property where Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard meets Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, formerly a rundown, suburban-style shopping center.