For more than a year, MARTA has been working up plans to transform the sea of parking lots around Brookhaven Station — among others — into a mixed-use development.
In Brookhaven, however, progress has been slowed at intervals by community angst over density and land use. After uproar from concerned neighbors, plans to change the zoning in the area were put on hold to allow for more public commentary.
But now, according to MARTA’s dedicated transit-oriented development website coUrbanize, it seems a solution may been reached.
A newly released master plan, which will go before the community on Wednesday for review, features residences, retail space, offices, a hotel, and plenty of outdoor space for NIBMYs to walk it off. There’s even space dedicated to civic purposes, though the exact use is a bit unclear.
The residential portion breaks down like this: 100 affordable senior housing units, an additional 340 market rate apartments, and 107 residential units that will be for sale. Additionally, plans call for a 125-room hotel, more than 55,000 square feet of retail space, and another 200,000 square feet of offices.
For those who still want to weigh in on the plan, MARTA will host a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oglethorpe University’s Lupton Hall. At that time of day, attendees might want to take MARTA.
- Brookhaven/Oglethorpe TOD [coUrbanize]