MARTA plans to build a pedestrian bridge connecting its Medical Center station to an adjacent private development.
The bridge would connect the station to Peachtree Dunwoody Pavilion, a suburban office complex being converted to a dense mixed-use development by the Simpson Organization. The 1.1 million-square-foot development on Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Atlanta will feature office and residential space, a hotel and parking.
The company will pay for the bridge, which should be open by next September.
It’s the second time MARTA has connected a transit station to a private development in the Perimeter area. In 2017 the agency built a pedestrian bridge from its Dunwoody station to State Farm’s southeastern headquarters.
MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker said the Medical Center bridge “will benefit those who will ultimately live, work or use the services offered at Peachtree Dunwoody Pavilion by providing convenient access to transit.”
Such efforts are part of MARTA’s strategy of encouraging private development around its transit stations to expand its customer base.
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