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Councilmember Dustin Hillis introduced an Ordinance to rezone properties near the Bankhead MARTA Station and currently zoned industrial, mixed residential/commercial, and single-family residential to mixed residential commercial. Additionally, companion action to amend the Comprehensive Development Plan to encourage additional transit-oriented development and provide affordable housing in proximity to the Bankhead MARTA Station is being proposed by the Community Development/Human Services Committee.
Neighborhood Planning Unit -J will be reviewing the City initiated rezoning’s of I-2/BL (Light industrial/BeltLine overlay), MRC-1/BL (Mixed residential commercial/BeltLine overlay), MRC-3/BL (Mixed residential commercial/BeltLine overlay), and R-4A/BL (Single-family residential/BeltLine overlay) to MRC-3/BL (Mixed residential commercial/BeltLine overlay), along with the land use amendment of specific properties from Open Space to Mixed-Use during their December 14, 2021 meeting. The affected properties include:
|Street Address||Current Zoning||Proposed Zoning|
|1269 Loveless Avenue||I-2/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|1275 Loveless Avenue||I-2/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|639 Gary Avenue||MRC-1/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|1287 Donald L. Hollowell||MRC-3/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|1264 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway||MRC-1/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|1262 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway||MRC-1/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|1258 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway||MRC-1/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|605 Anthony Street||R-4A/BL||MRC-3/BL|
|593 Anthony Street||R-4A/BL||MRC-3/BL|
The Atlanta Transit-Oriented Development Strategy documents the established goal to increase the number of residential dwelling units by 25,000 units within ½ miles of a transit station by 2025 through regulatory powers, including rezoning and changes in development requirements. In 2016, NPU-J adopted policies that encouraged development like Transit-Oriented Developments within proximity to the Bankhead MARTA Station.
Transit-oriented developments (TOD’s) are typically dense development located within ½ mile from an existing or proposed transit station. TOD’s generally promote mixed-use developments that combine various housing components (including affordable housing), offices and often provide maximum access to nearby transit options.
According to Invest Atlanta’s website, efforts to incentivize and increase transit-oriented development in Atlanta include a partnership between Invest Atlanta, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, and the Low Income Investment Fund creating a $15 million pilot fund which provides below-market, patient capital to support the acquisition and pre-development of workforce housing near MARTA stations, the Atlanta Streetcar, the Atlanta BeltLine and other modes of transit.
The fund includes $4.5 million of City of Atlanta Housing Opportunity Bond financing with an additional $10.5 million from the Enterprise Community Loan Fund and the Low Income Investment Fund.
The rezoning and land use amendments are not currently scheduled to be reviewed by the Zoning Review Board according to the NPU-J Agenda.
LETS GO! Long overdue. I would like to live walking distance to Bankhead Marta without paying $700,000 for a Brockbuilt…this should help.
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