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MARTA is moving forward with plans to redevelop its station on North Avenue into a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
JLL officially launched marketing for the opportunity by releasing a request for proposals (RFP) on Thursday.
“MARTA has considered TOD at this station for several years,” Jacob Vallo with MARTA, said in the announcement.
“We have a lot of faith in the long-term momentum of Midtown and are pleased to make this site available for development.”
The JLL team aims to secure a developer for a “signature tower project with direct multi-modal connectivity to MARTA’s rail and bus network” at the 1.5 acre-site bounded by Ponce de Leon Avenue, West Peachtree and North Avenue.
The public transport operator began its quest to create TODs at its stations with the release of a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) in 2014 seeking “air rights” developers.
At the time, MARTA was specifically interested in proposals for its Arts Center, Lenox, Midtown, and North Avenue stations.
The above rendering, completed in summer 2014 by Emma Caldwell, Van Dang, Jordan Davis, Fiorella Sarita, and Angie Tran for the Gensler Atlanta Summer Internship, was a concept for the Midtown station.