Who We Are and What We Do
Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., founded in 1941, is a private nonprofit community development organization providing leadership, programs and services to preserve and strengthen the economic vitality of Downtown Atlanta. With a board of directors of Downtown’s top business leaders, CAP is funded through the investment of businesses and institutions.
Capacity Inc. is a special purpose, not-for-profit corporation sponsored by and affiliated with Central Atlanta Progress (CAP). Capacity was created in 1972 and designed to qualify as a public, tax-exempt, charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CAP's officers are the officers of Capacity and CAP’s executive committee members are the directors of Capacity.
The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, founded in 1995 by Central Atlanta Progress, is a public-private partnership that strives to create a livable environment for Downtown Atlanta. With a board of directors of nine private- and public-sector leaders, ADID is funded through a community improvement district. The District currently contains 220 blocks within an area generally bounded by North Avenue on the north, Memorial Drive on the south, Piedmont Avenue and the Downtown Connector on the east, and the Norfolk-Southern rail line on the west, but providing services all the way to Northside Drive.
Working Together for You
Working side by side, CAP and ADID are committed to creating a thriving Downtown Atlanta community for all of its property owners, employees, residents, students and visitors.