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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

Atlanta’s Most Important New Buildings of the 2010s

A retrospective spanning from big-league stadiums to one controversial house

Since the economic doldrums of 2010, the City of Atlanta alone has seen dozens of high-rise towers, thousands of single-family homes, and well over 30,000 new apartments and condos built. More than 50 million square feet of commercial space has been permitted—enough to make 25 Mercedes-Benz Stadiums, alongside a State Farm Arena or two.

But how much of that activity has been exceptional enough to make a lasting impression? To change how the city functions or perceives itself? To be deemed important? …

Spoke Luxury Apartments

To the casual observer, the Spoke project’s first phase could resemble countless other apartment stacks of a half-dozen stories delivered across metro Atlanta during this real estate cycle.

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Source Curbed Atlanta

Atlanta Community Bridges the Gap Between Two Urban Spaces

Spoke ATL, a transit-oriented development next to the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA railway station in Atlanta’s Edgewood community, replaces an underperforming station parking lot with a bridge between two separated halves of the area’s urban fabric.

The community forms the first part of a three-phase development, originally conceived by developer Columbia Ventures in a deal with MARTA. To ensure that the project was ultimately in the community’s best interest, the development and design team conducted a series of meetings with nearly a dozen community groups, as well as professionals and stakeholders.

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Source MultiFamily Executive Magazine

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