Amanda Rhein (MCRP ‘04) discusses developers’ growing interest in MARTA stations

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Developers in Atlanta are spending millions of dollars to buy up dozens of acres near MARTA stations around the city. It marks a shift in Atlanta development as companies look to save money and attract key workers by building offices and homes near transportation hubs. Many young workers prefer to live in more urban areas, are more likely to eschew cars and demand public transit and walkable communities. Major corporations seeking top talent have taken note. MARTA hopes to launch five transit-oriented developments over the next two years on underused parking lots beside MARTA stations. Amanda Rhein (MCRP ‘04), senior director of transit-orientated development for MARTA, says the idea is to transform the neighborhoods around the five stations into walkable villages and, in doing so, increase MARTA ridership. Rhein said developers have shown great interest.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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AJC, developer, MARTA, transit-oriented development, walkable
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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 18, 2014 - 4:28am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm