City of Decatur receives $100,000 grant for study of East Lake MARTA station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 13, 2017

The city of Decatur has received a $100,000 Liveable Centers Initiative grant to study to study the East Lake MARTA station and the half-mile radius around it.

The grant, awarded through the Atlanta Regional Commission, “will develop conceptual plans for development at the East Lake MARTA Station and pedestrian/bicycle connections to surrounding neighborhoods and amenities,” according to ARC.

The Decatur City Commission approved the grant application in November.┬áThe study could eventually lead to redevelopment of the station. Currently the Avondale MARTA station, also in the city of Decatur, is being turned into a mixed-use “transit oriented” development.

ARC said in a press release that once the studies are complete, it would make the city of Decatur eligible for additional money to pay for projects like sidewalk and intersection improvements.

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