Bowen Choice Neighborhood

Help Us Plan the Reimagined Community

Atlanta Housing (“AH”) is working with the community to write a plan for the former Bowen site, the adjacent Carey Park neighborhood, and a portion of the Donald Lee Hollowell business corridor that is focused on housing, people, and stronger neighborhoods. As this this work is being made possible with the support of a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, we are referring to these places collectively as the Bowen Choice Neighborhood area during this planning process.

Whether it’s affordable housing, transportation, jobs, small business resources, programs for youth, more parks, or something else, we want to know what matters most and what makes your community what it is! Your participation and vision for housing, people, and the neighborhood will help us write a Transformation Plan that supports resident and stakeholder priorities, builds on our shared strengths, and addresses community needs. The goal is to build a vibrant community that connects with and complements the existing neighborhood and local businesses along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

This website is a platform for you to share with us and for us to provide information with you. We will be updating this site with the latest news, and a series of activities like an interactive asset map that can be found below. What you share through these tools, will help inform and serve as, the foundation for the plan.


SCROLL DOWN for the latest news. We hope to hear from you soon!





Help Us Plan the Reimagined Community

Atlanta Housing (“AH”) is working with the community to write a plan for the former Bowen site, the adjacent Carey Park neighborhood, and a portion of the Donald Lee Hollowell business corridor that is focused on housing, people, and stronger neighborhoods. As this this work is being made possible with the support of a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, we are referring to these places collectively as the Bowen Choice Neighborhood area during this planning process.

Whether it’s affordable housing, transportation, jobs, small business resources, programs for youth, more parks, or something else, we want to know what matters most and what makes your community what it is! Your participation and vision for housing, people, and the neighborhood will help us write a Transformation Plan that supports resident and stakeholder priorities, builds on our shared strengths, and addresses community needs. The goal is to build a vibrant community that connects with and complements the existing neighborhood and local businesses along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

This website is a platform for you to share with us and for us to provide information with you. We will be updating this site with the latest news, and a series of activities like an interactive asset map that can be found below. What you share through these tools, will help inform and serve as, the foundation for the plan.


SCROLL DOWN for the latest news. We hope to hear from you soon!





Asset Map

8 months


DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE MAP

Click on the plus sign to the left, and use the pins to identify community assets from one or more of the categories below. You may upload photos of your ideas, or places within the Bowen Choice Neighborhood. 

1. Where do you Learn? (Developmental Assets)  

Place a pin in  the places you feel currently provide (or with some work could provide in the future) resources that help neighborhood residents grow the skills they need to be successful. This could include key schools, training centers, early childhood education facilities, and others.

 

2. Where do you Shop? (Commercial Assets)

Place a pin in the places where you can find quality goods and services that are important in everyday life, like grocery stores, drugstores, or other businesses. If there is a business that serves the area but needs improvement to be great, mark it and tell how it could be better.

 

3. Where do you Relax? (Recreational Assets)

Place a pin in the the places that connect you to things or activities that make you feel good and are good for you. Examples could include a nice park, a garden, a sports field or court, or a space to exercise. Also mark places that have potential but need investment.

 

4. Where do you Bond? (Social Assets) 

Place a pin in the places that connect you to others in the community, that are not included in the categories above. You might think about churches or social clubs, or other places that contribute to community life. Mark places that seem to you like they could be social assets.


5. Where would you like to see Housing added? 

Place a pin in the places that would be the best places to add new housing. What kinds of housing would you like to see?

Page last updated: 06 May 2022, 09:09 AM