RFP: Here’s your chance to redevelop two underutilized properties next to transit station into mixed-income neighborhood

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.

See complete RFP (PDF).

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