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Before/after: MARTA parking lots transformed into 350 homes, more

Now finished, Edgewood-Candler Park station overhaul includes public park, retail, offices, and performance academy for kids

Prior to 2016, approaching MARTA’s Edgewood-Candler Park station from the south meant encountering a sea of weedy asphalt parking lots, where only about one in three parking spaces was being used by transit customers each day.

Today, it’s a drastically different urban scenario—and quite possibly a preview of things to come throughout sections of Atlanta reached by the heavy rail system.

MARTA on Friday declared the agency’s first transit-oriented development since Lindbergh Center complete, roughly six years after it had broken ground in Edgewood.

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Source: Urbanize Atlanta


Banshee owners file plans for new restaurant at MARTA-adjacent development

Owners of a popular East Atlanta restaurant will open their next venture at a new transit-oriented development.

The team behind Banshee will open Bonafide Deluxe within the commercial hub that sits between Spoke and Quill, two multifamily buildings that are nearing completion adjacent to the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA Station. The Bonafide Deluxe space is on the Edgewood side of the station at 1454 LaFrance Street. It opens out onto a small green space called Edgewood Park.

Signage posted at the space gives passersby an idea of what to expect: “epic sandwiches coming soon.” Dillon Baynes, managing partner of Columbia Ventures LLC, the firm that is developing the project, offered some specifics.

Banshee chef Nolan Wynn “is going to focus on a premium sandwich execution,” Baynes told Atlanta Business Chronicle. Bonafide Deluxe will use custom-baked breads and fillings made with “real” and local ingredients. Wynn intends to put together some “creative combinations.”

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Source: Atlanta Business Journal

Photos: In Atlanta, weedy MARTA parking lots have transformed into a modern hub

Mixed-use “Edgewood Park” project could be a template for transit-focused redevelopment on a human scale

These days, a stroll through Edgewood shows how MARTA’s push for transit-oriented development has continued to bear fruit despite the pandemic.

What used to be a vast, usually two-thirds empty parking lot has transformed into “Edgewood Park,” a 6.3-acre project with five distinct components, including a public greenspace.

MARTA has entered into long-term ground leases with developer Columbia Ventures to build the mixed-use hub, similar to other TOD partnerships, according to Stephany Fisher, the transit agency’s spokesperson.

Project leaders updated Urbanize Atlanta this week on where all aspects of Edgewood Park stand. …

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Source: Urbanize Atlanta

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