City of Decatur receives $100,000 grant for study of East Lake MARTA stationA MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips
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. The 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.