Chamblee, GA, May 13, 2016 – The Post Reports – As part of the Community Engagement Process regarding the proposed Transit Oriented Development (TOD) around the Chamblee MARTA station, MARTA has scheduled an “Open House” on May 18th at the Chamblee Civic Center.
The Chamblee MARTA TOD project is a two-phase project proposed for a 2.16-acre closed parking lot across the street from the Chamblee Station. MARTA says this project is part of a broader TOD initiative, with a goal centered on increasing ridership, generating revenue and supporting both local community development and regional economic development.
The Chamblee MARTA Mixed-Use TOD consists of:
- 70,000 square feet of Office Space
- 10,000 of ground floor retail space
- 4,300 square foot pocket park
- 4 stories
“The plan for this site builds on the recommendations set forth in the 10-Year Update for the Chamblee Town Center Livable Communities Initiative (LCI) which emphasizes urban design principles that foster a more walkable community and pedestrian connections at key intersections,” says MARTA. “The project will include new sidewalks, active uses at street-level, public greenspace and will facilitate improved pedestrian access to the station.”
MARTA says the LCI plan also sought to attract office uses with the goal of increasing pedestrian activity and supporting additional retail over time. “This project will become the city of Chamblee’s first Class A office development,” MARTA adds. “It will be constructed over two phases, the first of which will serve as the new headquarters for Pattillo Industrial Real Estate, which will occupy 20,000 square feet of the 4-story, 50,000-square-foot Trackside One building.”
What: Open House to introduce residents to the concept of transit oriented development (TOD), the goals of MARTA’s TOD initiative and discuss what is proposed for the Chamblee Station.
When: Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm
Where: Chamblee Civic Center located at 3540 Broad Street, Chamblee, GA 30341
To learn more about MARTA’s TOD proposed for the Chamblee Station and to comment on the project – as well as a timeline, FAQ’s and updates – go here.