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Surge of new housing around Decatur MARTA hub to continue

JANUARY 17, 2024, 2:28PM| JOSH GREEN

Developers close on financing for next Transit Oriented Development at Avondale station’s doorstep

The push to create housing nodes next to MARTA transit stations across Atlanta and neighboring municipalities continues to make progress.

MARTA officials announced today the development partnership of Columbia Residential and Decatur Housing Authority has closed on financing to build another phase of Transit Oriented Development next to Avondale station on the eastern fringes of Decatur, along MARTA’s Blue Line.

The project, called Decatur East Phase II, is slated to deliver 80 more units of affordable senior housing with direct access to MARTA transit. Expect one and two-bedroom units with amenities designed for seniors who have a range incomes below 80 percent of the area median income, according to project officials.

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Source: Urbanize Atlanta

Boozy shakes and fancy Gelato headed to Decatur, brought to you by Meridith Ford

Food critic Meridith Ford will be delivering scoops and dishing it out in Decatur this fall.

Ford will open Cremalosa at the Cortland Decatur East mixed-use development. The address is 2657 E. College Avenue in Decatur, Georgia. But the plan is to sell the shop’s products in stores throughout Georgia.

The menu will blend American flavors inspired by Southern Sweets that utilizes an “age-old” Italian technique.

“The menu will highlight flavors from local ingredients spun according to time-honored Italian techniques, including a seasonally driven selection of made-from-scratch gelato and other sweet treats,” a press release from the company says.

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Source Decaturish

Report: MARTA’s recent impact on Atlanta office, housing scene is staggering

Cushman & Wakefield analysis highlights influence of transit as the city evolves.

As Atlanta development observers are fully aware, MARTA is succeeding in harvesting a built-in customer base at stations from Chamblee to Decatur, where seven hubs are in various phases of seeing parking lots transformed into transit-oriented communities. …

In a new report called “The Growing MARTA Market,” Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, describes the appetite for MARTA proximity in Atlanta as “insatiable” right now. …”

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Source: Curbed – Atlanta

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