Atlanta, GA (2021)

Trees Atlanta

Project advances environmental justice through urban tree restoration, is transforming an industrial brownfield site into a 22,000 sq. ft. headquarter facility adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine trail.


  • NMTC Amount: $16,500,000
  • Total Project Cost: $16,727,532


  • 64 FTE jobs
  • 18 construction jobs
  • 22,000 sq. ft. of real estate


Project Description

Construction of highly sustainable 22,000 sq. ft. building that serves as the headquarters for Trees Atlanta’s extensive operations and includes main two-story building with dedicated education and outreach spaces, with additional space for storage of tree planting vehicles and equipment, and multifunctional outdoor program and event space connecting BeltLine trail.

A Brownfield site was remediated and an existing structure demolished to create a tree-filled campus that connects to the Atlanta BeltLine Trail. The project allows Trees Atlanta to consolidate and expand its programming at a single owned site in a strategic location.

Trees Atlanta addresses environmental injustices by improving air quality, fostering better health outcomes, facilitating more job opportunities, inviting more social engagement, and creating safer and healthier neighborhoods through programs including;

  • Workforce Development and Youth Programs: Impact nearly 4,200 youth annually through camps, in-school programming, and a workforce development program aimed at preparing high-school students for green careers through direct employment.
  • Education and Advocacy: Mobilize and collaborate with individuals and groups through lectures, workshops, and special events reaching more than 6,200 annually on topics such as removing invasive species, protecting pollinators, and urban gardening.
  • Tree Planting and Restoration: Plant over 7,700 trees and restore hundreds of forest acres annually through a full-time Urban Forestry Team and large volunteer base that work in neighborhoods throughout metro Atlanta. Creates 20 and retains 44 quality full-time jobs, 85% of which require less than a 4-year college degree.


Address: 825 Warner Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30310

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Voices from the Community

[NMTC financing] enables us to better serve the underserved population in Atlanta.

-Connie Veates, Trees Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

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