March 13, 2023
MARTA DEVELOPING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR H.E. HOLMES STATION MASTER
ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
is working with the community to re-envision the 22 acres of land surrounding
the H.E. Holmes rail station in west Atlanta. MARTA launched the H.E. Holmes
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Master Plan to address the station’s
potential to leverage transit in a way that can bring a diverse mix of land
uses to create new neighborhood scale development.
Community input is a critical component of the H.E. Holmes TOD
Master Plan. Public events and an interactive project website have attracted
interested community members to voice their opinions and share their vision and
priorities throughout the process. A series of two virtual community
exploration sessions hosted in early February resulted in nearly 200 RSVPs and
robust discussions about the future of the H.E. Holmes site. Attendees
resoundingly expressed the need for higher quality retail such as a grocery
store, as well as improved infrastructure such as better sidewalks, street
lighting, and roads.
Reactions to three potential layout ideas varied with many
favoring communal green spaces, higher density housing options in strategic
locations, and diverse sports offerings for young people. Those who were unable
to attend viewed a recording and provided feedback in an online survey that
closed at the end of February that garnered close to 120 responses.
The project team will incorporate public feedback into the design
concepts and will return to the community on Tuesday, March 28, at the C.T.
Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center for a final public meeting. At this
meeting, attendees will learn more about the draft recommended site layout
concept and will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the project team
to provide feedback that will be incorporated in the final master plan.
H.E. Holmes Station
Master Plan Recommendations Review
Tuesday, March 28
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: C.T. Martin Natatorium &
3201 M.L.K. Jr Dr, SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30311
Information displayed during the meeting as well as online
activities to collect feedback will be made available on
the project website after the meeting for those who cannot participate.
The Design Team will use public input to guide final
recommendations and to bring the master plan to completion. MARTA will then
move the plan through the City of Atlanta’s rezoning process to have the
station site rezoned and ready to solicit developer proposals.
To learn more about the master plan, visit www.holmesmartaplan.com.