Project Scope

After the Westside TAD Neighborhood Strategic Implementation Plan was completed, Invest Atlanta and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation set aside $10 million for implementation purposes. APD was retained by the Arthur M. Family Foundation to execute the recommendations from the plan, specifically in land banking and property acquisition. APD-U’s scope of work includes the identification, mapping, and analysis of key redevelopment
parcels within the Westside TAD for property acquisition purposes.

Our Work

APD-U is currently working with a variety of agencies within the City of Atlanta to coordinate efforts that affect the acquisition of properties within the Westside TAD. APD-U also manages a variety of professionals involved in the acquisition process including realtors, appraisers, title research companies, and closing attorneys. APD-U utilizes GIS mapping of existing conditions and a variety of additional property data including code violations, assessed values, and ownership to assist with acquisition.


  • Outlined Property Acquisition Process to follow for the target area
  • Created an online mapping tool with a variety of data points for all parcels within the Westside TAD neighborhoods
  • Placed professionals under contract to aid in the acquisition process
  • Identified over 200 properties for initial property acquisition efforts
  • Managed collaboration with other city agencies for property acquisition purposes
  • Developed tracking and reporting tools for project management
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