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Atlanta Housing punts considering developers for Bowen Homes site to resolve thorny lawsuit

A bird's eye view of the former Bowen Homes site. (Credit: Google Maps)

The Atlanta Housing (AH) board of commissioners was set to consider potential master developers for the former Bowen Homes public housing site at a specially called meeting Thursday.

The public housing agency needs a master developer for Bowen in place to apply for a grant worth up to $50 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the 74-acre site and adjacent Westside communities.

But when Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens made a surprise announcement ahead of the board meeting about another important development deal, it bumped AH’s authorization of a master developer for the Bowen Homes project off the Feb. 3 agenda.

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