MARTA Rail Station Area Profiles
MARTA recently released several station area profiles documenting rail stations by juridiction, describing the conditions and communities surrounding these rail stations and also documenting past studies that focused on the station. These profiles are provided below.
The majority of MARTA rail stations are located within an ARC Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) area, meaning they represented a core focus of an existing LCI study. Of the 38 existing MARTA rail stations, only five are not located in an LCI area.
In 2013, ARC, through the LCI Supplemental Study program, funded the Midtown Alliance to develop a plan for implementing transformational enhancements to transit stations in Midtown Atlanta. The study builds off existing plans to create specific, implementable strategies for Midtown’s three main MARTA station areas: North Avenue, Midtown, and Arts Center.
In 2011 and 2012, also through the LCI Supplemental Study program, ARC funded three detailed transit-oriented development (TOD) studies. These station areas now have in-depth implementation plans and are working on making TOD a reality. The station areas studied are:
Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA Station Charrette
In April 2011, ARC and the Southface Energy Institute led a group of local non-profits, planning professionals and stakeholders to undertake a four-day design charrette. The event focused on exploring and formulating a vision for transit-oriented development (TOD) on an underutilized MARTA parking lot on the south side of the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station. This charrette followed up on considerable planning work in this area by the City of Atlanta, Zeist Foundation, MARTA and the Edgewood community in recent years.