Atlanta’s Five Points Station Overhaul Enters Public Review Phase

The project is part of MARTA’s effort to support more transit-oriented development in downtown Atlanta.

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December 10, 2023, 9:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Rendering of exterior of MARTA Five Points transit station.

Rendering of proposed Five Points Station design. | Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority / Five Points Station

A massive redevelopment project at Atlanta’s Five Points Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transit station is moving forward into a public review phase required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

As Josh Green explains in Urbanize Atlanta, “The $206-million overhaul calls for removing and replacing Five Points station’s concrete canopy, reconnecting Broad Street to pedestrian traffic, adding customer amenities, and incorporating spaces for public art, agriculture, and communal gatherings.”

The project includes measures to mitigate negative impacts on the historically significant aspects of the station such as “architectural documentation such as photography and interpretive panels that memorialize today’s concourse and plaza levels.”

While the station overhaul won’t be complete before the 2026 World Cup games Atlanta is hosting, “The project is expected to help set the stage for transit-oriented development downtown, including a future residential component at Underground Atlanta.”

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