An empty parking lot adjacent to H.E. Holmes MARTA Station will soon be filled with stacked shipping containers. And while the use may not seem fitting for a transit-adjacent location, the shipping containers won’t be for cargo, but rather will house small offices and boutique retail spaces.
Invest Atlanta is lining up to provide funding of more than $500,000 for the project, pending a “yes” vote on the proposal at a meeting today. Bisnow reports the move comes as part of a larger investment along the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive corridor, stemming from a federal grant of $20 million.
Billed as MLK Innovation Village, the complex will include an outdoor gathering space, a food and beverage area, a retail space, and at least nine offices. The installation will be “semi-temporary.”
MARTA officials hope the project will ultimately spur developer interest in implementing a transit-oriented development on the site.
Construction should begin in August and wrap up by the end of the year.