Inside Staying steady City trying to balance millage rate, services COMMUNITY 2
Progress report PATH400’s ﬁrst phase gets a look
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JUNE 27 — JULY 10, 2014 • VOL. 6 — NO. 13
MARTA looking to develop space around stations
BY ANN MARIE QUILL
MARTA is ready to see if it can benefit from a recent surge in mixed-use development. The transit agency is getting ready to gauge developers’ interest in areas around and above several stations in the metro area, including Brookhaven and Buckhead. In mid-July it will release a request for qualifications to develop about 12 acres on the east and west sides of the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe station. In Buckhead, the agency is seeking to develop the space on top of the Lenox station, due to lack of undeveloped land around the station. Looking at the big picture, Amanda Rhein, senior head of transit-oriented development at MARTA, said that such proj-
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Alex Ozburn, left, and Chip Cary have a snack before watching the U.S. men’s soccer team take on Portugal during SoccerFest, an all-day World Cup viewing party held at Brookhaven Park on June 22. The game ended in a 2-2 tie. See more photos on p. 26
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