Across from Atlanta City Hall, new affordable housing units could ascendAtlanta City Hall. Credit: Kelly Jordan
The City of Atlanta’s economic development agency is on the hunt for developers interested in building affordable housing across the street from City Hall.
City officials announced on Wednesday that Invest Atlanta had issued a request for proposals (RFP), calling on firms to pitch ideas for building out 104 Trinity Avenue, a 1.3-acre city-owned property that today sits vacant, save for a few parking spots.
The RFP is what the urbanist bloggers at ThreadATL called “encouraging,” demanding 40 percent of the new residences be dedicated for affordable housing. Twenty percent of the units would be earmarked for residents earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) or less, and at least 15 percent would be market-rate rentals.