On January 31, 2023, Invest Atlanta—in partnership with the City of Atlanta, Georgia—has issued an RFP for the redevelopment of one acre of City-controlled property on Forsyth Street SW adjacent to MARTA’s Garnett Station in downtown Atlanta.
The Garnett Transit Oriented Development RFP seeks a development partner for a project centered on creative public spaces and mixed-income housing that activates two underutilized city-controlled properties.
Objectives for the redevelopment of the Garnett Transit Oriented Development include:
- Housing Affordability: increasing the affordable rental housing supply and providing greater access to housing at all levels of affordability.
- Transit and Pedestrian Accessibility: improving pedestrian connectivity by introducing new pedestrian infrastructure connecting Forsyth Street to the Broad Street Plaza and Garnett Street MARTA station.
- Public Space: improving, creating, and activating public space at and around the station that promotes safe pedestrian activity with a mix of residential and commercial uses.
- Mixed Use: ensuring that development fosters a sustainable commercial and community-oriented environment that serves both residents and the Downtown community.
The two underutilized properties described in the RFP include a surface parking lot located at 184 Forsyth Street and a city-controlled right-of-way formerly used as a pedestrian plaza.
Responses are due March 31, 2023.
Image courtesy of MARTA.