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Old 02-08-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Norcross, GA
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If I were MARTA, I would set my sights on the surface parking lots adjacent to Garnett station. It's like the savanna out there with so much barely-used real estate.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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Buy a subscription instead of trying to mooch off the pay based content.
Ridiculous to be honest. Someone on this board linked to the article. I think we deserve to have the information that isn't on there.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Another one they mention is Brookhaven. There's already a lot going on there and MARTA could really help. They ought to put in a platform station at Town Brookhaven (no parking or anything like that).
A station to serve Town Brookhaven and Oglethorpe Univ.
The north parking lot at Brookhaven, bordering Peachtree Rd is the perfect place for a mixed-use development.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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Buy an entire subscription just to read one single article? Seriously, you just took this opportunity to act like a complete jackwagon and whaddayaknow...it's not turning out well for you.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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Buy an entire subscription just to read one single article? Seriously, you just took this opportunity to act like a complete jackwagon and whaddayaknow...it's not turning out well for you.
I want subscriber content for FREEEEeeeee! Someone pends resources to produces it and I want it without paying!!!



Johny, that is not a good look.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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I want subscriber content for FREEEEeeeee! Someone pends resources to produces it and I want it without paying!!!

Johny, that is not a good look.
For someone who rarely reads the Atlanta Business Chronicle, paying for a year's subscription (at $59.99) just to read one article that happens to spike their interest just doesn't make sense.

Also, following the New York Times model doesn't work for all online journals. Scientific journals and legal journals? Sure, since people in those fields are more likely to pay up for premium content that's of interest to them. Ordinary people who already get general news from a variety of free sources? Not so much.

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MARTA owns a lot of valuable real estate. Time they started developing it and earning revenue.
Most definitely.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The five stations are:

Brookhaven
King Memorial
Avondale
Hamilton E. Holmes
Lindbergh

MARTA says those are the most likely ones to have projects within two years. They will be presenting ideas to developers in March and requesting qualifications this summer.

That's all the article says. It's half a dozen paragraphs long and contains roughly as much information as its headline. The most interesting part of it was a spelling mistake.

Fortunately for those of us who don't want to pay to read useless deadline-driven filler shat out by soulless writers using software with no spelling correction feature, information wants to be free (especially when it's about a publicly funded transit system).
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Its about time Marta did this. I could also add Medical center to the list if Marta own the surrounding land.

Brookhaven is a no brainer and the idea of an interim station at Town Brookhaven is a very good one.

I also think Midtown is prime to build actually on top of the station.

Longterm land near any Marta station is gonna be a great investment.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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The southeast entrance to Peachtree Center Station could use a tower over it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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I think the Sandy Spring station would be great too. It seems that there is a huge section that is nothing but woods and doesn't appear to never get any attention by developers. I mean they could build a hugh mid rise building right near the entrance and there is another hugh (even bigger than righ at the station entrance) plot of land that could be a mix of condos/apts, offices, and retail. Maybe even another tower (over 20 stories). There is even great access to Ga 400.
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