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Anthony Foxx: Durham-Orange Light Vital to Economy (WNCN) Nashville Chamber of Commerce Rewrites Strategic Plan, Includes Transit (The Tennessean) Miami an Example of the Future of Geography as Rising Sea Levels Claim Shoreline (Grist) Dense, Walkable Neighborhoods Key to Fighting Miami Obesity Epidemic (Miami Herald) Georgia Transpo Funding Package Missing From Legislative Calendar (AJC) Atlanta Streetcar Operations to […]

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Feds Maneuver to End Lawsuit, Move Forward With Brightline (Palm Beach Post) DC Pressures Virginia to Increase Funding for the Metro (Washington Post) Orange County, University of Central Florida Agree to Street Safety Plan (Orlando Sentinel) A New Atlanta Resident Notices the City Isn’t Very Walkable (Paste) Neighbors Think Atlanta BeltLine Development Is Both Too Tall […]
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Yet More MARTA Transit-Oriented Development News

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Yet more MARTA transit-oriented development news: yay! Nothing has broken ground yet: boo!The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that MARTA will soon request proposals for residential & retail construction on 6 acres (!) around the Arts Center Station in Midtown; the rendering above shows what a proposal might look like. News about another transit-oriented development for Oakland City Station will come later this summer, according to the Chronicle.While I’m very happy about these transit-oriented development plans for Atlanta, I’m growing impatient about seeing one of them actually break ground. Over two years ago there was a report that the King Memorial Station TOD was expected to break ground in 2013. Nothing has happened. In fact, several MARTA stations have been slated for TOD remakes in the past few years, though none have broken ground yet. I’m going to be as patient as possible, though, because I firmly believe that these plans to grow new density near transit stations – instead of near highway exits and arterial roads that have no station nearby – are the most important urban development in Atlanta’s future. When they do finally come to fruition, the projects will be part of a sea change that takes rail transit stations in Atlanta out of the realm of largely park-and-ride usage and into a world of good urbanism (caveat: as long as they are designed well). In addition to the TOD plans, there are also MARTA stations experiencing adjacent development that’s simply market driven, which is equally exciting. The most prominent is the redevelopment of the GM plant site at Doraville Station, though Midtown Station is also getting a lot of new construction nearby – and that’s already happening! No wait necessary. 
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Louisville’s 20-Year Transportation Plan, Move Louisville, Finally Released

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After more than a year-and-a-half of delays, Metro Louisville has finally released the Move Louisville report detailing the city’s strategic transportation plan for the next two decades. The report was unveiled at a press conference today at 10:00a.m. The post Louisville’s 20-year, strategic transportation plan, Move Louisville, finally released appeared first on Broken Sidewalk.