Brookhaven, GA, September 3 – By Tim Darnell and Trey Benton – The Brookhaven MARTA station may soon see some new development around the area.
MARTA is looking for developers to build retail, commercial and even residential units in the station’s parking lots.
On Tuesday, MARTA’s Amanda Rhein told NewsRadio 106.7 this is the fourth station whose property has been released for development.
“We want to be sensitive to the fact that the station is surrounded by a single-family residential community,” she says. “We want to see density, but relative density, so it’s not going to be the level of density that you see in downtown or midtown.
MARTA says that, with support from city of Brookhaven leaders, it is calling for requests for qualifications to convert the surface parking lots at the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe MARTA station into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development.
The Master Plan calls for the redevelopment to occur in three phases. According to renderings attached to the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe RFP, the completed development includes:
- A Hotel with 120 rooms
- 274 Condo Units
- 300 Apartment Units
- 68,000 sq. ft. of Retail/Office
- An 18,000 sq. ft. Library
- 1,820 parking spaces
The closing date for the RFQ is Sept. 18.
“The future development of the Brookhaven MARTA Station will serve as a gateway into our city. We are excited to partner with MARTA on this transit-oriented development initiative,” said Brookhaven City Manager Marie Garrett, in a press release.
To download the entire RFP go here. MARTA requires you to setup an account first.