The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning is seeking proposals to address challenges such as increases in land and construction cost, as well as demand for affordable housing outpacing supply in heavily-populated areas. The competition will use Santa Fe Villas, a 4-acre 147-unit supportive housing development along a commercial corridor, as the pilot project site.

The following is a detailed competition timeline:

  • Intent to submit: November 14th
  • Q&A Deadline: November 22nd
  • Submission Deadline: December 20th
  • Winner Announcement: January 17th
  • Phase II submission by winning entrant: February 28th

The competition will consist of two phases. In Phase I, an independent judging panel will anonymously select five winning finalist entries, as well as select an additional submission that demonstrates superb architectural development to receive the “Architectural Innovation” award. Each of the finalists will be awarded $20,000.

The second phase of the competition will provide an opportunity for the top-ranked winning team to expand their Phase I design proposal. The top-ranked winning team will receive an additional cash stipend of $30,000 to further develop the project.

The Department of City Planning is partnering with Enterprise Community Partners and Assist Inc. Community Design Center to administer the competition.

For more information on the competition and how to enter, visit