Laying the groundwork for smart urban growth. The Upper Westside Improvement District works to enhance connectivity, greenspace, and safety through investment and by cultivating community partnerships.

The Upper Westside is a Community Improvement District (CID), a special governmental entity formed by local commercial property owners and legislated by the City of Atlanta. There are over 25 CIDs in Metro Atlanta, including Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown. Property owners in the CID fund the improvement district through an additional property tax and, in return, have money to spend on infrastructure improvements, beautification, and public safety within their district.

CIDs are collaborative. We leverage our funds through partnerships with other public, private, and philanthropic entities such as the City of Atlanta, Renew Atlanta, the Department of Public Works, and the Georgia Department of Transportation to attract additional infrastructure investment to the District.

You can learn more about CIDs by watching this video created by Council for Quality Growth.

Board & Staff

2020 Board of Directors

President: Chris Faussemagne – Third & Urban

Vice President: Quill Healey II – Healey | Weatherholtz

Dustin Hillis – Atlanta City Councilmember

McKittrick Simmons – Sweetwater Holdings Co

Nathan Hedges – Allen Morris Company

Tim Holdroyd – City Realty Advisors

Stuart Meddin – The Meddin Company

Lisa Archer – Jamestown Properties

Tony Zivalich – Georgia Tech

Malloy Peterson – Selig Enterprises


Elizabeth Hollister – Executive Director

Adeline Collot – Program Director

Community Partners

Park Pride