West Broad Initiative
The Clarke County School District (CCSD), the Athens Housing Authority (AHA), and the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County (ACCGov) are working together regarding the opportunity and potential to strengthen the Brooklyn/Rocksprings Neighborhood area:
A high-level feasibility study will include:
In late 2015, a session with area stakeholders was held to apprise them of the process, cautioning against the creation of unsustainable expectations.
An evaluation team is comprised of the following representatives:
If the study determines that synergistic and positive redevelopment is physically and financially feasible, then a broader master plan effort should be undertaken to include other properties in the area, and of course include greater community and stakeholder input. If the study does not determine a redevelopment scenario is feasible, no further study will be required, and existing development will continue as planned.