North Downtown Athens Redevelopment

Project Description

North Downtown Athens Redevelopment

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.

After successful demolition on site, W&A Engineering is thrilled to move on to Phase I’s final stages in the transformational redevelopment of North Downtown Athens, Georgia. Having played fundamental roles in master planning, community engagement, and civil site work since 2019, our team is so excited to continue our work on this life-changing project with community partners such as Kevin Price Construction, the Athens Housing Authority, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, JHP Architecture, and more.

The North Downtown Athens Development Project located in Athens, Georgia was recognized by the Georgia Planning Association as best-in-category for outstanding public involvement during their 2023 Fall Chapter Awards event.


Athens-Clarke County, Georgia


  • North Downtown Athens Development website.
  • View and download the Master Plan.
  • View the Master Plan as a video presentation here.
  • View news and demolition updates here.



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