NORTH DOWNTOWN ATHENS REDEVELOPMENT

ABOUT NORTH DOWNTOWN ATHENS

The North Downtown Athens Redevelopment, formerly Bethel Midtown Village and College & Hoyt senior community, will create a vibrant residential community at the northern edge of Downtown Athens, Georgia. Through a public-private partnership with the Athens Housing Authority and with support from Athens-Clarke County Unified Government SPLOST 2020 funding, the redevelopment will preserve deeply affordable housing, expand workforce affordable and market-rate housing downtown, create new city blocks, and connect the community to transportation, public greenspaces and the activity of downtown Athens.

Our team appreciates the input from residents and community leaders in shaping the vision for a healthy, sustainable, and affordable community. Learn more and follow our progress below.

LOOKING BACK

The Redevelopment Plan was designed based on a year of community outreach with Bethel and College & Hoyt residents, North Downtown stakeholders, local leaders, and the broader Athens community.

Learn more about the year of community outreach, design concepts, and review the entire North Downtown Athens Master Plan at www.NDAthensPlanning.com/Progress.

aerial image of present-day North Downtown Athens Georgia
SPLOST
2020 APPROVED
NOV 2019
PURCHASED
BETHEL MIDTOWN
DEC 2020
MASTER PLAN
APPROVED
MARCH 2021
INFRASTRUCTURE
COMMENCES
LATE 2021
PHASE I BEGINS
CONSTRUCTION
MID 2022

Research, community engagement, and curative connectivity combine for a vision of thoughtful urban design.

PROJECT PARTNERS

The North Downtown Athens Redevelopment is a public-private partnership between Athens Housing Authority, Athens Clarke County Unified Government, and developers specializing in affordable and mixed-income housing. The project is supported by a team of design, technical assistance, and master planning consultants.