Grove Park follows unique path to renewal, but will it work?

In Grove Park, a working class Black neighborhood on Atlanta’s Westside, a $51 million campus with a new school, early learning center and health clinic is rising amid the planned revitalization of main street. Across Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, a four-lane road just west of downtown dotted by decaying low-rise buildings, stands an ivy-covered art-deco theater. A landmark since the 1940s, it would get a $7 million renovation in coming years and become a focus for the arts. Behind the theater,…

In Grove Park, a working class Black neighborhood on Atlanta’s Westside, a $51 million campus with a new school, early learning center and health clinic is rising amid the planned revitalization of main street. Across Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, a four-lane road just west of downtown dotted by decaying low-rise buildings, stands an ivy-covered art-deco theater. A landmark since the 1940s, it would get a $7 million renovation in coming years and become a focus for the arts. Behind the theater,…

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