About Bankhead station area
Bankhead is a neighborhood located west of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The neighborhood’s name comes from Bankhead Highway, a thoroughfare that has since been renamed the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway (for a civil rights attorney who lived near Bankhead in the nearby affluent and historic Collier Heights neighborhood).
The Bankhead Station Area includes portions of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU) J and K, and census tracts 85, 23, and 7. This area is beginning to see increased development and trail activity proposed by the Atlanta Beltline and a mixed-use development under construction in the Grove Park neighborhood.
CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY
We believe in a connected Atlanta, one that’s brought together by safe, reliable public transit. Building a connected Atlanta means building connected communities. That’s where transit-oriented development comes into play. Transit-oriented development, or “TOD,” means development that is vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, and genuinely integrated with transit. MARTA is pursuing TOD in an effort to increase ridership, generate new revenue, and to support both local community development and regional economic development.
Bankhead TOD is designated by MARTA’s TOD guidelines as a town center station. A town center is defined as a node of dense, active, mixed-use development and typically has a balanced mix of multi-family residential development with office, retail, entertainment, and civic uses. Along with feedback from the community, market studies are currently underway, illustrating what uses can be supported in this area.
A quarter mile is the standard for walkability to the station. With the emergence of micromobility and bike, a half mile is considered transit accessible. As an end of line station, Bankhead represents an opportunity to not only creating a new town center but can serve as a connection point for those accessing the MARTA system. Ensuring the station remains visible and accessible to all as development takes shape will be critical.
This place has history.
The Bankhead MARTA Station is over 30 years old. Bankhead MARTA Station was opened December 12, 1992. It is the last station on the Green Line. The Green Line is a stub of the originally planned Proctor Creek Line, which was planned to expand north of Bankhead to the Perry Homes community, now called West Highlands. The station was built to serve a largely transit-dependent population in the project area at the time.
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