Developers Sought for Transit-Oriented Development Project Next to MARTA’s Garnett Station

ATLANTA – Invest Atlanta, in partnership with the City of Atlanta, today announced the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of one acre of City of Atlanta-controlled property adjacent to MARTA’s Garnett Station in Downtown Atlanta. The Garnett Transit Oriented Development (“Garnett TOD”) RFP seeks a development partner for a project centered on creative public spaces and mixed-income housing that activates two underutilized City-controlled properties.

“If we look at downtowns across the nation, many are experiencing a reawakening by building stronger, more resilient urban communities, and Atlanta is doing the same,” said Dr. Eloisa Klementich, president and CEO, Invest Atlanta. “This RFP is not only a good opportunity for increased affordable housing, but it will also support an equitable, vibrant and inclusive urban community that Atlantans deserve.”

Objectives for the redevelopment of the Garnett TOD 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. Interested respondents should visit for a copy of the RFP document. Responses are due March 31, 2023.

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