The property sits on 0.86 acres that faces West Georgia Avenue and West New York Avenue and is prime for development. In fact, if the trade goes through, the City is expected to put out a request for development proposals. The property is a key component of the Georgia Avenue District Vision/Master Plan, which includes the renovation. This is not a development plan, but instead it is a plan that is meant to show the public a vision of what the community desires to become to potential developers.
Based upon the master plan designed by consulting firm CPH, the firm surveyed members of the community in two public meetings and came up with a vision of mixed-use buildings, walkable development and space for artists and artisans to produce and sell their wares. The vision includes 32,480 sqare feet of commercial space, 86 apartments, eight lofts, eight “live/work” units, 6,500 square feet of gallery space and 22,500 square feet of artist/exhibition booths. All of the this would be developed on eight different parcels, including the jail property.
We should know more about the overall plan and the property swap in the near future and promise to keep you updated!