Azalea Street Redevelopment Project
About the Project
Azalea Street was identified as having the poorest housing conditions and poorest residential environment in Hinesville. As a result, the Azalea Street Redevelopment Project was implemented to revitalize the neighborhood by transforming the severely deteriorated 27 acre neighborhood into one of the City’s most beautiful communities. The project not only improves the housing stock in the neighborhood but provides much needed updates to water and sewer lines, lot access, and roadways. Additionally, extensive community outreach and strategic planning allowed for the successful relocation of Azalea Street homeowners to new, safe, and decent homes while maintaining their sense of place and keeping them in the neighborhood they love.
The project is made possible by the City of Hinesville with assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The Project consists of three phases to methodically transform the downtown neighborhood into a sustainable, viable and family-oriented community.
Phase I is complete and contains seven single-family homes and 12 townhouses. The newly-constructed homes were made available to owners of properties in Phase II and the townhomes were sold to those who qualified for the Georgia Dream Homeownership Program offered through DCA.
Phase II contains 12 new single-family homes, and focuses on relocating those persons living in Phase III to new homes in Phase II. Thus far, 10 single-family homes have been completed, with the remaining two homes expected to be available to the general public on the open market by January 2020.
The final phase of the Project will contain 13 new single-family homes. Infrastructure development is underway and once completed, final construction will begin.
- HUD Community Development Block Grant Success Story
- Georgia Downtown Association Award of Excellence –“Best Problem Solving”