MARTA is again pushing forward in its efforts to maximize the potential of its intown parking lots. Columbia Ventures, a developer with roots in the Edgewood neighborhood, will build a mixed-use node on a five-acre parcel surrounding the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA Station, Invest Atlanta announced today. The economic development authority issued a request for proposals in March, after identifying the Edgewood-Candler Park Station as one of 10 MARTA transit hubs ripe for redevelopment. Columbia Ventures’ experience of building in Edgewood apparently went a long way; the company has built more than 400 housing units across Edgewood — including senior housing, market-rate housing,
affordable housing and townhomes — over the last decade.
Invest Atlanta has selected Columbia Ventures LLC to serve as the developer of MARTA’s transit-oriented development project on five acres surrounding the Edgewood/Candler Park station.
The Atlanta-based company has worked in the neighborhood for a decade, building more than 400 housing units including market-rate and affordable housing.
MARTA’s board of directors has unanimously agreed to begin negotiations with the Decatur Development Authority to revitalize the area around the Avondale station.
The board authorized the negotiations on March 6.
MARTA and DDA have selected Atlanta-based firm Columbia Ventures as the project’s developer. Lyn Menne, Decatur’s Assistant City Manager in charge of Community and Economic Development, said the city recommended Columbia Ventures for the project.