MARTA wants your thoughts on design for station in ‘emerging hub’ of Atlanta

Riders at the Lindbergh MARTA station. John Spink / jspink@ajc.com
Riders at the Lindbergh MARTA station. John Spink / jspink@ajc.com

The city of Atlanta is working with MARTA to create a “master plan” for the area around the Lindbergh Center MARTA station to guide future design and investment. And they want your input to help craft it.

The Lindbergh-Armour Master Plan focuses on the corridors around the MARTA station along Piedmont Road, Lindbergh Drive, and Cheshire Bridge Road, just west of Ga. 400 and north of I-85. Atlanta City Design said it identified the location as an “emerging hub" for housing and infrastructure; it has seen several new high-end housing developments pop up over the last several years.

It’s still early in the master planning process, but MARTA and the Atlanta Department of City Planning are asking for the public to give its thoughts on what changes it would like to see in the area. Residents, commuters and people who work in the area can send in feedback and use an interactive map to give feedback on the website for the master plan (lindbergharmour.mysocialpinpoint.com).

MARTA and the city are also holding several public meetings this fall and winter. Members of the city and MARTA’s joint project team have already briefed several of the Neighborhood Planning Units in the area. Ultimately, the city hopes to see the corridor transformed “into a vibrant place with a cohesive identity as an integral part of the city.” That might involve installing better access to transit and new multi-use trail networks.

The process is expected to wrap up with a final report in April of next year.

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