Murphy Crossing neighbors demand transparency during sale of Beltline-adjacent property

What could become of Murphy Crossing, the 20-acre Southwest Atlanta property neighboring the Beltline’s Westside Trail, is anyone’s guess. But neighbors of the potential redevelopment site—residents of Oakland City, Adair Park, and Capitol View—want to ensure whatever happens there gels with the surrounding culture and doesn’t spur mass displacement.

Government-imposed design requirements cost Georgia home buyers

By Guest Columnist AUSTIN HACKNEY, government affairs director, Home Builders Association of Georgia

For generations, home ownership has provided individuals and families with a path towards economic prosperity, and a strong residential construction industry is known as an indicator of a healthy economy. However, recent restrictions and mandates enacted by some local jurisdictions are infringing on private property rights and adversely affecting home buyers, escalating the cost of new home purchases beyond the reach of some buyers, especially those interested in entry-level and workforce housing.

Norcross motels house some residents for years, report says

By Sonam Vashi In Norcross, blink and you’ll miss the extended-stay motels that dot the arteries of Buford Highway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. But a new survey from a City of Norcross initiative shows that those motels provide long-term homes for many of the city’s residents, outlining rising costs of housing and systemic barriers that […]