$150 million housing redevelopment project
is coming to the 12-acre site of Herndon Homes, the demolished public housing project located less than a mile from the future Mercedes Benz Dome. Atlanta's Oakwood Development is pairing with El Paso, Texas-based Hunt Companies to develop a mixed-use, mixed-income community with 700 housing units, fitness center, retail outlets, etc. The Atlanta Housing Authority, which selected the proposal out of eight total, has not released financial info on how much the developers will get paid for the project.
An Old Fourth Ward Instagram page
has become a battleground over gentrification and the depiction of intown Atlanta, with commenters increasingly calling out the account for the noticeable lack of diversity in posted pictures. The account features a colorful abundance of street art, businesses, shops, and overwhelmingly white residents indulging in the culture of the historic neighborhood. Several commenters complained of having their comments deleted or accounts blocked after posting criticism.
Congressman Hank Johnson has apologized
for a statement in which he used termites as a metaphor to compare how the infiltration of Jewish settlements in the West Bank is impacting Palestinians.
"The First 48" is back in Atlanta
, on the trail of a 2014 double-murder cold case that left Derrick McGinty and Michael Edwards dead in the parking lot of a Memorial Drive apartment complex.
Michael Jordan, the notoriously apolitical NBA legend, broke his silence
(and opened his wallet) to address the racial tension broiling around the tragic police shootings of black people and retaliatory targeting of police.