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Peachtree Street corner atop downtown MARTA seeks building ideas

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Development could fill a small lot ruled by an entrance to Peachtree Center MARTA Station

A street view of the site.
The small piece of land in question is currently dominated by the train station entrance.
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Big changes could be coming to Peachtree Street in the heart of downtown, with MARTA now soliciting proposals to bring a transit oriented development to a prime piece of property atop Peachtree Center MARTA Station.

The transit organization has released an RFP for developers interested in a longterm lease of the small property where Carnegie Way and Forsyth Street meet Peachtree Street.

Once the site of “the house that Jack built” and later the Richardson Building, the above-ground wedged has been largely empty since construction of the station beneath it in the 1970s.

The site in the 1950s was home to the Richardson Building.
GSU Library via History Atlanta

According to the RFP, MARTA would permit the demolition of the existing headhouse structure, with new station access provided in any new facility.

But with just 7,600 square feet of land to work with, designs will have to be creative.

Current regulations would allow for the construction of a building of at least 35 stories. Development ideas could include housing, retail, or office space; it’ll be interesting to see what firms come up with.

The site is located next to the Ellis Hotel and across the street from the Central Library and Georgia Pacific Tower.

Proposals for the project are due April 17.

Ellis Hotel, Atlanta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

176 Peachtree Street Northwest, , GA 30303 (404) 523-5155 Visit Website