At its third annual Development Day, MARTA will announce the achievement of a goal established by GM/CEO Keith T. Parker in 2013 to have five Transit-Oriented Developments underway within two years. MARTA’s Office of Transit-Oriented Development and Real Estate, led by Senior Director Amanda Rhein, will update attendees on the agency’s TOD progress and announce the next two TOD opportunities. Attendees will also hear remarks from Parker and MARTA Board Chairman Robert L. Ashe III.
Projects underway include the Avondale, Brookhaven/Oglethorpe, Chamblee, Edgewood/Candler Park and King Memorial stations.
The event will feature a keynote presentation from Chris Leinberger, President of LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and coined the urbanism term “walk-ups,” an industry term to define pedestrian access.
Leinberger’s keynote, “How TOD is Meeting the Demand for Urban, Walkable Places” will address the long-term, regional impact of MARTA’s TOD program. Columbia Ventures, a MARTA TOD partner and mixed-use developer, will follow with a presentation on a TOD financing case study.
All speakers will be available for media interviews following the event. Register to attend: http://bit.ly/MARTA2015DevDay. Follow the event hashtag using #MARTADevDay.