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Old 09-01-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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MARTA, Georgia Piedmont Technical College discussing campus at Kensington Station - Decaturish

College Campus Could Boost TOD at Kensington Station - MARTA Mixed-Use - Curbed Atlanta



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Officials with Georgia Piedmont Technical College and MARTA are discussing the possibility of a secondary GPTC campus at the Kensington MARTA station.

While the idea itself isn’t new, both parties have acknowledged they are in talks about the project becoming part of a Transit Oriented Development at the station.

“MARTA is working with GPTC about the possibility of having a secondary campus located at/near the Kensington Station—this has been discussed publicly,” MARTA spokesperson Alisa Jackson told Decaturish. “I also was told that there is a cooperation agreement with MARTA, DeKalb County, GPTC and (the Atlanta Regional Commission).”...
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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Looks like a good idea and a a good project. Locating education opportunities close to transit gives students options, *cough* KSU.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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KSU has been there a long time. Long before Metro Atlanta was well, metro.

GPT has fairly corrupt leadership. This worries me actually. The concept is good, but wish that GPT wasn't involved.

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MARTA is doing an apparently good job of avoiding the garbage that comes out of DeKalb's corruption issues. This is not a good partnership for DeKalb.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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They'll need to update their rendering because Atlanta United's facility is supposed to fit in there somewhere (assuming it's not that field next to the baseball field).

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Locating education opportunities close to transit gives students options, *cough* KSU.
I don't get this comment. It's not like KSU made the conscious decision to not build near transit way back when.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Any expansion of vocational-technical education is something that I can get behind. Especially when it's right here in the metro area.
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