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Westside’s former Bowen Homes site could soon see signs of life

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

After sitting idle for nearly 13 years, the sprawling Westside site that once housed the Bowen Homes public housing project could actually get a new lease on life.

At a specially called meeting Feb. 2, the Atlanta Housing (AH) board of commissioners could finally select a master developer for the revitalization of the 74-acre property, according to the agency’s CEO, Eugene Jones. AH’s aim is for the site to catalyze the rejuvenation of the surrounding distressed neighborhoods extending north of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

“This is long overdue,” Jones told Atlanta Civic Circle.

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