Brookhaven / Oglethorpe

Atlanta, GA
Project no longer in progress
Sponsor
residential
547 units
office
200,000 sq ft
affordable housing
100 senior apts
retail
55,768 sq ft
Hotel
125 rooms
Open Space
Community Green

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Parking and Traffic

This parking lot can get quite full on high demand weekends - just think DragonCon and Football, Music Midtown, etc so I'm concerned about the number of parking spaces.

Will the parking... Read more

9 supporters

At last night's meeting, I believe Amanda Rhein (the Senior Dir. of Transit Oriented Developments for MARTA, and the one who presented the project) said that the day-use parking would continue... Read more

2 supporters

Transit-oriented development is the smartest way for a city to grow. This is a best practice, proven around the world. We live in the 9th largest metro area in the country. Traffic is part of life and... Read more

2 supporters

Transit Oriented Development is as viable without a real transit option as a free car with no wheels.  As long as the majority of the citizens in Metro Atlanta can not get from destination... Read more

6 supporters

More Of This

This is exactly what we need to see surrounding every MARTA station. There's absolutely no better place anywhere in the Atlanta region for dense development than the land that surrounds our MARTA stations.... Read more

8 supporters

I agree! In its current condition, the areas surrounding in town MARTA stations are a complete waste. There will undoubtedly be growing pains the community will have to work through with developers,... Read more

5 supporters

If the residents of dense developments utilize MARTA then why do we have the traffic nightmare with the cars coming in and out of the Apartment complexs already there?  I hear everyone saying that... Read more

6 supporters

100% agree with Matt. Transit-oriented development is the smartest way for a city to grow. This is a best practice, proven around the world. We live in the 9th largest metro area in the country. Traffic... Read more

1 supporter

The redevelopment of under-utilized surface parking lots at the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe University Station is part of MARTA’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Initiative. This initiative reflects... Read more

Are you out of your mind?

I just recently read the Marta proposal to become some kind of Urban Planning developer for the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe area.  Since Marta can't make the trains and buses run on time, bill the Cobb... Read more

8 supporters

Are you attached to these empty lots around Brookhaven Station? Will you miss them when they're gone? I don't think MARTA is developing any property (in Brookhaven or Chamblee). MARTA is choosing development... Read more

4 supporters

Yes, the area needs redevelopment; but that isn't within Marta's area of competence or mandate.  If Marta isn't the driving force behind this project, why are they the ones doing the planning and... Read more

4 supporters

Did you read the article I linked? Or any other information about this development, really? They own the land. Why wouldn't they be organizing this? MARTA is leasing the land to developers.... Read more

4 supporters

I did read the article.  It made it clear that Marta, the organization that can't bill customers correctly, run a train or bus on time, or even display the correct arrival times on station display... Read more

Seems like you're only here to harp on how you think MARTA has done with buses and trains. Okay. We get it—you don't like the job they've done. I don't agree that this land is outside their... Read more

I think its clear, I'm not opposed to redeveloping the area.  I'm saying Marta can't carry out their primary responsibilities in mass transit and they should focus on their primary responsibilities and... Read more

1 supporter

I don't know of any agencies specializing in urban renewal. Maybe you could enlighten us with your picks. MARTA isn't spending money here. A developer is making money, and paying MARTA its share to... Read more

The city of Atlanta creates urban renewal projects all the time through economic empowerment zones and other more direct agencies.  This is process has been successfully used many times by the... Read more

1 supporter

It is more that what Brian is saying.  MARTA is going in to the Land Leasing business.  They are "leasing" the land to the developers for payment and using the Transit Oriented Design argument... Read more

3 supporters

Mr. Swanson.  MARTA is a taxpayer funded entity founded to address transportation issues that is now entering the land lease business to improve it's bottom line.  They should stick to transportation,... Read more

2 supporters

Not a well thought out plan and doesn't fit the community

Reviewing the latest proposal write up on the post, two things are very apparent, very little thought is being put into this project by MARTA and their partners.  If you can't think through the... Read more

7 supporters

Too dense.

This plan cannot work with our current infrastructure. IT is WRONG for the location. Sewer and traffic problems need to be addressed first.

I think Brookhaven is developing too fast.

The... Read more

7 supporters

This is a once in a generation opportunity for the City of Brookhaven

This could be the central hub of Brookhaven.  Please look at incorporating the library into the development and allowing the Dekalb Services in Brookhaven Park to rebuild the current library for... Read more

7 supporters

Janice - glad you suggested that I investigate a little more about Marta's financials. 

 

from the Marta 2014 financial report:

Fare Revenue: roughly $350M (relatively... Read more

6 supporters

Its not a stock its a rail system for the benefit of people. I doubt the highway makes any money either but we subsidize it with out taxes as well.

 

You do realize every other... Read more

4 supporters

Brookhaven is our home

In my conversations wtih residents of homes, apartments and visitors to Brookhaven I have heard all kinds of comments about the MARTA development from get rid of the ugly pavement to don't build a thing.... Read more

6 supporters

The vision to redevelop the surface parking lots surrounding the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe University MARTA Station originated from a group of Brookhaven residents who were interested in guiding development... Read more

1 supporter

No means No

Marta,

 

Besides the government officials whose pockets you have padded, your egotistical board (who has done nothing correctly), and the developers who look to get rich off this... Read more

6 supporters

This is an election year & I for one am watching our elected officials. There will be opposition and the politicians should heed the comments of the vast majority of citizens. Have you noticed the... Read more

5 supporters

Actually lots or people do want this is Brookhaven: more density near Marta. If you also actually researched before talking you would also see Marta is being run very well in recent years.

1 supporter

Water Pressure of the neighboring community

Does anyone know the plan for not disrupting water pressure of the neighboring community? This could be a legal vulnerability going forward. The area's infrastructure needs to first get up to code and... Read more

6 supporters

Water, Sewer and Traffic are going to be a huge concern.  See Chad Boles comments on the Brookhaven Post for details.

3 supporters

What are the possibilities?

I would love to see some of our local architects and thought leaders present renderings of a project that would blend into the community while offering the amenities of a pedestrian oriented development.... Read more

5 supporters

A version of the Haven development would be perfect

3 supporters

The developer is currently refining the drawings and when updated plans are ready, MARTA will make those documents available on the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe TOD website. We encourage you to visit... Read more

At the Public Meetings this Week

MARTA/Proposed development team:

 

Please see there are concerns by the community and come prepared to discuss:

Traffic - how you will work with City, County, State officials... Read more

5 supporters

It would seem MARTA has not understood that in order to get zoning approved to the satisfaction of the community they need traffic studies and other impacts known and mitigated before a rezoning not... Read more

4 supporters

MARTA Looks to Brookhaven for Bailout

I don’t think the strategic goals of MARTA are aligned with the best interests of the Brookhaven community. MARTA’s TOD concept from 2006 is based on outdated information, it has diverged... Read more

5 supporters

I echo comments made by Erik Steavens

I agree with the comments and suggestions Erik made and would like to see each of the points Erik mentioned addressed by the developers.

 

In case you can't see them, here are Erik's... Read more

5 supporters

Brookhaven TOD

Last evening's District #3 meeting was clear evidence that the property owners of Brookhaven, for the most part, do not want this project. What we want & need is a modernize MARTA station &... Read more

4 supporters

Lets be Realistic

I live pretty close to the Marta and have lived in Brookhaven a longtime in a single family house. I have zero problem with this land being developed and anything is better than awful parking lots.... Read more

4 supporters

You wrote: "What we need is to make it harder to drive in Brookhaven by adding more traffic calming and red light camera's. "  A key advantage of this area has been it's central location and easy... Read more

2 supporters
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