On Jan. 1, Atlanta will celebrate more than just a new year, as the city marks its largest footprint expansion in more than six decades.
The move means the city’s population will instantly grow by more than 2,000 residents. But the impact is much greater than that.
Annexation paves the way for a long-planned MARTA expansion along Clifton Road. By joining the City of Atlanta, the corridor will now be eligible to receive funding as part of last year’s vote to expand MARTA within city limits.
It’s unclear when a Clifton Road light rail line could come to fruition, but the proverbial foundation for physical tracks will be laid in just a few weeks.
- City of Atlanta’s expansion to Emory and CDC approved [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
- Emory University annexation into Atlanta vote delayed, likely due to politics [Curbed Atlanta]