$90,000 mixed-use study to focus on Vine City MARTA station

Awesome news coming in from the Atlanta Regional Commission. The region, as part of its Livable Communities Initiative, selected the Vine City MARTA station area as the focus of a $90,000 study to examine the feasibility of making it a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly transit node. Here are the details from the press release:

Vine City MARTA Station

Award Amount: $96,000

Sponsor: City of Atlanta

The Vine City MARTA Station study encompasses an area approximately one-third of a mile in diameter around the transit station, along with an additional corridor extending eastward connecting to the Ashby MARTA station area. This study will formulate strategies to create an urban scale, mixed-use node that exemplifies pedestrian-friendly design, provides multimodal transportation choices and creates an efficient regional east-west connection linking the City Center to activity centers such as the Beltline, Washington Park, the Historic Westside Village and the Atlanta University Center. The strategies will assist surrounding neighborhoods and employment centers with streetscape improvements and increased connectivity, while leveraging the area’s proximity to the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center to create an integrated and vibrant 24-hour community.