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Encore District Redevelopment

In 1930, Central Avenue became a full-fledged business district hosting restaurants and grills such as the Cozy Corner, Cotton Club, Apollo Theatre, and Little Savoy. Music icons such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, and James Brown performed at many clubs on Central Avenue. In 1950, Central Park Village was built and baseball great, Jackie Robinson stayed in a boarding house on Central Avenue. Ray Charles recorded his very first song "I Found My Baby There" while living on Short Emory Street, now a part of the Encore. "The Twist" was born on Central Avenue, and Ella Fitzgerald wrote the song, "A-Tisket-A-Tasket."

Community Impacts

Encore job training center community building.
Job Training Center
Meacham Urban Farm with fields full of plants and growing tents.
Meacham Urban Farm
St. James Church building.
St. James Church

Encore Developments

Legacy Encore Apartment building.
Legacy Encore Apartments
Navara Apartment building.
Navara Apartments 
Proposed Private Development mock up diagram.
Proposed Private Developments
The Ella at Encore building.
The Ella at Encore
The Reed at Encore building.
The Reed at Encore
The Tempo at Encore building.
The Tempo at Encore
The Trio at Encore building.
The Trio at Encore


Encore Recreation Areas 

Perry Harvey Sr. Park with a skate park and sidewalks in the background.
Perry Harvey Sr. Park
Technology park with view of the city and park benches in the background.
Technology Park