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Transit-Oriented Development Coming to the Atlanta Region
In Atlanta, the potential for transit-oriented development around five proposed new MARTA stations will be presented to the public in November. The regional transit operator, MARTA, and the DeKalb County government will host public meetings and gather input for the type of development that will occur at station areas on the proposed 12-mile heavy rail extension in the eastern Atlanta metro.
MARTA authorized a market study as part of creating a vision for development. The project fact sheet states the following:
Using this vision, along with data from a market analysis and outputs from recent and ongoing planning efforts, the project will craft a corridor-wide approach to encourage affordable, attractive, and transit-supportive development. The process will also help to identify economic programs and policies that promote increased and equitable opportunity for DeKalb residents and businesses.
The TOD analysis is partially funded by a $1.6 million FTA grant to analyze potential development. The rail line extension was first proposed in 1997.