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SBA Opportunity Zones in Metro Atlanta

One of the first significant projects beginning to take shape is a revitalization of the aging Mall West End. … If projects like Gravel and Von’s are successful over the long-term, then it could be a model for others who want to invest in distressed locations in the city.

SOURCE: Atlanta Small Business Network

NPR/Closer Look: Local Developers Talk Proposed West End Mall Project

Closer Look’s Rose Scott recently visited the West End Mall to hear from developers Ryan Gravel and Donray Von, who have proposed a multimillion-dollar plan to redevelop the area with restaurants, storefronts and office space. Gravel, who is also known as the visionary for the BeltLine project, and Von, an investor, say their goal is to develop the area responsibly and with the neighborhood in mind. We learn more about the specifics of their plan.

SOURCE: WABE 90.1 - Atlanta's NPR Station

Beltline visionary and tech investor partner could overhaul aging West End Mall

If Gravel and Von have their way, the massive project would comprise affordable workforce housing, job training, small-business lending help, and a $10 to $15 million fund dedicated to bolstering local businesses.

SOURCE: Curbed Atlanta

Beltline visionary part of team seeking redevelopment of West End Mall

The West End proposal is a for-profit venture, but what Gravel and Von describe is an outlier in Atlanta’s build-and-flip real estate world.

SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Opinion: Gravel: The coming revolution will not be motorized

Gravel portrays this scene as part of a revolution, one as significant as the change triggered by the post war-boom that shaped a world around suburbs and cars. People want more than a lonely commute, and that desire will reshape our cities, he predicts.

SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

BeltLine creator Ryan Gravel teams with Donray Von on $300M OZ Fund

Ryan Gravel has joined forces with Donray Von to launch an opportunity zone fund that plans to differentiate itself by creating ‘a company that combines real estate and economic development from project conception to completion’.

Ryan Gravel part of group eyeing purchase of The Mall West End

A mall in southwest Atlanta could get a new owner, just as the area sees a new wave of investment.

SOURCE: Atlanta Business Chronicle