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Old 02-25-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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BTW: MARTA has told us the project will only increase ridership by about 800-1000 per day at this station. So I guess all these people filling this 120-400K of office space will be driving.
Considering that current ridership at the station is about 2,400 per day, that would be a nearly 50% increase, which is hardly small.
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:10 AM
 
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MARTA wants to build medium density development with DIRECT access to the transit station and blossoming retail district. This could create a downtown area for Brookhaven and concentrate trips on transit.
By their own estimates, MARTA expects an increase of 800-1200 riders per day (not per rush hour-- per day). They are proposing as much as 400,000 square feet of office space. That doesn't sound like they are expecting a lot of transit commuters proportionately.
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:15 AM
 
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Considering that current ridership at the station is about 2,400 per day, that would be a nearly 50% increase, which is hardly small.
True, but if you think that is going to be of any help when there's as much as 400K of office space filled with workers, you must be an excellent salesman!

I have a sick dog so I need to bail from this discussion....
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Let's face it, unless you live south of Brookhaven AND near the Gold line, you're going to drive to it. The majority of office workers will live north, that's just the demographics here.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Let's face it, unless you live south of Brookhaven AND near the Gold line, you're going to drive to it. The majority of office workers will live north, that's just the demographics here.
I could see workers living along the Blue/Green and Red Lines riding the train to this location.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:26 AM
 
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The residents have every right to public input on this project, but do understand this project would instantly create a downtown district for Brookhaven and increase it's tax base, therefore offsetting an increase on residents.
I'd much rather pay a little more in taxes.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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MARTA is going to do TOD at Brookhaven, make no mistake. They need to monetize the vast amount of land that is sitting there not being productive, and Brookhaven is a great location for them. The issue is to what scale, and whether they will do this under the current zoning or to the scale that would require a rezoning, which is what they prefer.
Then they should do it to the max. All the Stations should be down that way except the Terminus stations. If no TODs are at North Springs, College Park, Indian Creek and Ham E Holmes thats fine. Those lots at those stations are needed and they do well as feeder stations. Heck a well built parking garage like the one at Atlantic Station would be nice too, but Just for those 4 stations no one else.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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cqholt, do you have a Google Maps of where these developments are actually being built??
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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cqholt, do you have a Google Maps of where these developments are actually being built??
coUrbanize - MARTA
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Overall it's a good step in the right direction.
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