The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and DeKalb County are partnering to conduct the
I-20 East Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Plan. Funded by a grant from Federal Transit Administration and contributions from MARTA and DeKalb County, the project kicked off in summer of 2017 and is anticipated to wrap up in winter 2018. The purpose of the TOD Strategic Plan is to create a blueprint for transit supportive development around proposed transit station sites along the I-20 East corridor from Indian Creek Station to the Mall at Stonecrest.
TOD is a type of community development that includes a mix of housing, office, retail and other amenities integrated within a walkable environment and centered around quality public transportation. Creating land uses around transit stations that support and promote transit use encourages ridership, which would greatly benefit efforts to implement transit in the corridor. Additionally, the TOD Strategic Plan could help kick-start momentum, interest, and investment in the I-20 East corridor benefiting the community with improved access to housing, amenities, and jobs and an overall improved quality of life.
Key components of the I-20 East TOD Strategic Plan process include:
- A robust public outreach program, including meetings, surveys, interviews, and kiosks at community events, to develop a community-centered vision for development;
- Coordination with other local governments, agencies, and economic development organizations with initiatives, programs, and plans in the corridor;
- A market analysis and developer input to draw a realistic picture of what’s possible in the corridor; and
- A final output of recommended policies and programs to support TOD along I-20 in the key areas of business and employment development; education and job training; mobility improvements; land use and zoning; and workforce housing.
Click here for the latest project fact sheet
Click here for the Public Meeting Flyer
Project updates including announcements of outreach events, surveys, and milestones will be made public by posting to this webpage, through MARTA and DeKalb County social media outlets, and via fact sheets. If you have a comment or question about the project, you may contact the project managers from MARTA and DeKalb County:
Greg Floyd, MARTA
Sylvia Smith, DeKalb County
Here you will find links to project documents. The links will be posted as the documents become available.
November 8, 2017 – Public Meeting #1
Lou Walker Senior Center
2538 Panola Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
1 pm to 3 pm
November 9, 2017 – Public Meeting #2
Community Achievement Center
4522 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, GA. 30034
5 pm to 7 pm