English Ave Community
The English Avenue neighborhood is a community with a rich heritage and lasting capital
vested in its people. Our boundaries are Norfolk Southern rail corridor to the east, Donald Lee Hollowell to the north, Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard to the west and Joseph Boone to the south.
English Avenue is located in the Neighborhood Planning Unit L (NPU), the City of Atlanta
Westside Tax Allocation District and the Atlanta Renewal Community (ACORA) area. It is
affectionately called the “Westside” by long-term residents.
One of the jewel public facilities and institutions in English Avenue is the English
Avenue Elementary School located at 627 English Avenue, N.W. Atlanta Georgia 30318.
English Avenue Elementary was constructed in 1910 with 4 subsequent expansions, and sits on 3.2 acres of land. The property is zoned R-5: Two-Family Residential to allow neighborhood stakeholders maximum participation in the future development process, i.e., zoning requirements.
The property is currently vacant; yet the building since its closing is 1995 has been used as a transitional school site for Fowler Elementary School, and the site for three movies, with the most recent filming in 2006. The school building like other vacant properties in the area has been vandalized; yet presently is secured. Nonetheless, the exterior structure is in good condition and reflects what once was a fine architecture structure.
We are a neighborhood of over 200 acres and approximately 2,000 persons. English
Avenue could easily support a neighborhood school, a neighborhood square, a neighborhood center, neighborhood park, a daycare center, several neighborhood block parks, playgrounds, and neighborhood gardens. Few of these amenities currently exist.
Thereby, our Vision for the English Avenue Community Center is as we move self-
determined into the 21st century, we propose to renovate the Historic English Avenue School to once again, serve as an anchor where community residents, stakeholders, wise teachers, and specialist are housed to provide careful stewardship for our local human resources. We will offer an Intergenerational range of services for the core population of the neighborhood and serve as a jump- start of neighborhood revitalization throughout the Westside.