Summerhill, Midtown Projects Win Tax Breaks From Invest Atlanta

The board of Atlanta’s economic development agency approved more than $17 million in tax incentives for several developers on Thursday, but tax breaks for a pair of projects at the former Turner Field caused a clash among board members, with one saying the agency needs to re-think its public investment strategy.

The board of Invest Atlanta narrowly approved a nearly $2.6 million tax break for a 680-bed, $69 million student housing project called Aspen Atlanta. It will rise in a parking lot on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, across from what is now called Georgia State Stadium.

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