Big Bethel plans multi-use project for Auburn Avenue

October 13,2015


Big Bethel AME Church plans to expand its footprint in the historic Auburn Avenue corridor with additional housing, parking, retail and restaurants.

The church, founded in 1847 and one of oldest AME churches in Georgia, has teamed up with two development teams — the Benoit Group and Russell New Urban Development — for the Big Bethel AME Campus Project. The three entities will sign a memorandum of understanding during a news conference Tuesday at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive in downtown Atlanta.

The $130 million-plus project would target university students and people who wish to live downtown.