Program Associate with Annie E. Casey Foundation Chantell Glenn joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the redevelopment of Pittsburgh Yards. Glenn joins host Carol Morgan on the All About Real Estate segment.
A proud alumnus of Spellman College, Glenn’s professional background of over 20 years is concentrated in community and equity development. In her current role with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Glenn oversees the development and operations of Pittsburgh Yards. The foundation places a strong focus on place-based work in Atlanta and is a primary investor and advisor for the redevelopment project.
Glenn said, “Pittsburgh Yards is an unprecedented opportunity to spur economic equity, job growth and entrepreneurship for the residents.”
Through years of collaboration amongst locals and community stakeholders, the vision of Pittsburgh Yards came to life. Once completed, the project will be a vibrant space for residents to work, create, shop, play and aspire. The project will catalyze living wages, employment, long-term careers as well as entrepreneurship opportunities for residents, including parents with young children and those in need of second chances.
Glenn said, “We’re using design, streetscape and landscaping techniques to encourage community engagement and innovation. We ran the existing streets from the neighboring Pittsburgh neighborhood right onto our site…so everyone can feel welcome to come onto the campus.”
Project developers incorporated sustainable design practices and most importantly, cultivated the already existing neighborhood and its accompanying benefits, including access to the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine loop. Other fundamental components incorporated in the redevelopment of Pittsburgh Yards include healthy eating options, greenspace, community gathering areas as well as the preservation and cultivation of art.
Glenn shared the team recently celebrated the completion of Phase I to the 31-acre site with 15 acres already developed. At the heart of Pittsburgh Yards is the Nia Building, a 60,000 square foot anchor to the project named for the Swahili word for purpose. The building houses 100 affordable workspaces, ranging from 100 to 400 square feet.
The Nia building’s strategic design creates ideal spaces for makers, fabricators and others to accommodate the current growth in trade professions. For creatives, there are areas for mixed media and fashion design as well as businesses offering professional services such as accounting and architecture.
There is also a generous amount of shared capacity for coworking members to grow their business without a leasing commitment. Members also have access to meeting rooms, an amphitheater, a shared-use commercial kitchen and a market café.
Tune in to the full interview above for additional information on the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Pittsburgh Yards or visit www.PittsburghYards.com.
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