This is a community-driven master plan intended to allow for safer access, routes and connectivity to the Bankhead MARTA Station and its surrounding community.

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final community meeting

The Bankhead MARTA Station is being envisioned as a community destination with housing, retail, office and community amenities. Through extensive public engagement, the Bankhead Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Master Plan team has developed a design. On Tuesday, June 13 the Bankhead Station Master Plan team met with 60 members of the public to show how the plan has taken shape and to receive additional feedback. 

About the project

MARTA’s Bankhead Station Master Plan is intended to guide urban design elements that allow for safer access, routes and connectivity to the Bankhead MARTA Station and its surrounding community. With the anticipated transit-oriented development at the station site, the Quarry Yards site development, and Westside Park, the plan seeks to guide the accompanying growth in a way that supports transit ridership, improves walkability, connections, and maximizes access to jobs and housing for a broad, diverse population. This effort will be undertaken in collaboration with the MARTA Bankhead Platform Extension project.


The MARTA Bankhead Platform Extension project is an extension of the elevated platform from the existing two-car train consist capacity to an eight-train consist. Planned development in the area will increase the reliance and need for this optimized capacity. In addition to the platform extension, the project will also incorporate a new canopy, a new elevator, new escalator, the conversion of the existing “berm” (a small hill of dirt and grass) to an open public community plaza with amenities, and a new station entrance providing access to the station platform above to serve the current commuters and meet the demands of the anticipated increase in ridership due to local development in the area and planned transit-oriented development at the station.

The Partnership

As partners, MARTA, the City of Atlanta, and Fulton County are coming together to develop a master plan for the site.

Office of Transit-Oriented Development & Real Estate

MARTA’s Office of Transit-Oriented Development & Real Estate is responsible for overseeing MARTA's efforts in driving Atlanta's economic growth and transit ridership. With a mission to leverage and protect MARTA’s real estate assets to generate revenue, increase ridership, and enhance the customer experience, the Office administers and manages all of MARTA's TOD and real estate functions.

MARTA’s Development Partner

MARTA has selected the Peebles Corporation Joint Venture to advance transit-oriented development at the Bankhead Station. The Joint Venture which includes Peebles Corporation out of Miami, Florida, also includes co-developer Exact Capital out of New York and local firms Third & Urban and Bolster Real Estate Partners.

City of Atlanta

MARTA partnered with the City of Atlanta to rezone the Bankhead Station to advance transit-oriented development. MARTA and the City of Atlanta are continuing this collaboration to ensure the Bankhead Station Master Plan is in alignment with the city’s goals.

Fulton County

MARTA is committed to working with Fulton County to ensure the Bankhead Station Master Plan aligns with the county’s goals.

State of Georgia

The State of Georgia is supporting the MARTA Bankhead Platform Extension project and improved accessibility in the Grove Park Community with multimodal transportation investments along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

Project Team

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Planning Lead

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with our Atlanta office organized into three studios that focus on planning, residential, commercial office buildings, hospitality, retail, workplace, brand, and digital experience design. Our team of 140+ architects and designers provide solutions to a wide range of public and private-sector clients.

Engagement Lead

Contente Consulting is a multi-faceted urban planning and strategic consulting firm founded in 2005 and based in Atlanta. With a distinguished history in planning, designing, and shaping urban communities, the firm has vast experience working with westside Atlanta neighborhoods for nearly 20 years.

Infrastructure Design/Project Manager

HNTB is an infrastructure design firm founded in 1914 with a key philosophy that we're stronger as a team than we are as individuals. Working with MARTA on many projects, they will bring their knowledge of organization - specifically providing quality control with Contente Consulting and Gensler.

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