East Point’s downtown area to receive a $111 million facelift

This site in East Point that will undergo a $111 million development.

Courtesy of the City of East Point

East Point’s downtown area is expected to receive a facelift.

According to a press release from the city in South Fulton county, the $111 revitalization project will transform the nine-acre site into a mixed-use space that will include, commercial, retail, mixed-income housing, green space and public art.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham told program host Rose Scott that the once-in-a-lifetime project called The Commons will be divided into three phases and is expected to take about four-and-a-half years to complete.

“This can be an opportunity to show how we can equitably revitalize our city,” said Ingraham.

During the conversation, Ingraham discussed several other topics including the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public safety and solutions to solving the city’s infrastructure needs.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.