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MARTA, Brookhaven Officials Still Open To Discuss Project

Feb 24, 2017

A huge development around the Brookhaven MARTA station may still happen.

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That's after plans recently hit a dead end.  

MARTA has been pursuing transit-oriented development throughout metro Atlanta.

Those are mixed-use developments located at or near MARTA stations.

"We think it's a great way to bring additional activity around the MARTA stations to accommodate density in a place where there's already infrastructure and that it's a real asset both for us and for the communities," MARTA chairman Robbie Ashe said.

Discussions about a development between Brookhaven officials and MARTA fell apart earlier this month.

"We put forth a vision that didn't quite get across the finish line last time," Ashe said.

However, although previous plans have been scrapped, Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst says there's a chance things will work out.

“MARTA and Brookhaven have agreed that we’ll take a small, little cooling-off period here and regroup here in the near future and see if we can come up with a plan that would be right for my citizens and right for MARTA,” he said.

Ashe says Brookhaven's concerns include traffic, but there are other issues as well.

No word yet on when the two sides will meet again.