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Old 02-01-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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The city can start by fixing up streets which would attract private developers to want to build on those streets.
Well, the city doesn't have much money to spend on things like streets.

Even if it did, I'm not sure that's what's going to spur development. For instance, the Midtown area grew up despite the streets being in atrocious condition. Once the development took place, there was private money to improve the streets.

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Truth is though, Atlanta has already screwed itself up. MARTA stations are surrounded by massive parking lots and it's hard to get development near one. Look at Inman Park Station for an example.
You really do have to wonder why MARTA hasn't done more with that over the last 40 years. They certainly have authority to redevelop their parking lots and could probably make money in the process. There have been some good MARTA-connected developments on the north lines, but the east, west and south lines seemed to have languished by comparison.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Well, it hasn't been 40 years. MARTA rail service started in 1979 if I'm remembering correctly. Regardless, look at D.C. Their stations are are great for urban development around the stations...that's why suburbs of D.C. have urban nodes that are near these stations. Decatur is an example of a decent transit station here in Atlanta. Look what happened. A decent urban community spurred and developed as a result. Lindbergh is another example.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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Decatur was pretty cool before MARTA came along, but it has been an excellent adaptation. There's also good integration of the stations in downtown, Midtown, Lindbergh, Buckhead and Perimeter.

It just seems like MARTA could have been more aggressive with many of the stations on the east, south and west lines. Maybe there just hasn't been the demand until more recent times.
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