MARTA and its developers plan to submit a rezoning request to the city of Brookhaven on July 1 to seek approval for a mixed-use development at the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe station on Peachtree Road.

At a June 22 community meeting at Oglethorpe University, MARTA representatives and representatives from Brookhaven City Center Partners, developers for the proposed development at the city’s MARTA station, made their final pitch of the project before the plans are to be submitted to the city on July 1.

MARTA’s property is located in four different base zoning classifications as well as the Brookhaven Overlay District: M- Industrial, C-2 General Commercial, RM-75 Multifamily and R-75 Single Family. Developers are seeking to have the property rezoned to PC-2 Pedestrian Community District to allow for the mixed-use development project.

The city staff will review the rezoning request for up to 60 days and then present it to the Planning Commission in September. The City Council will have the final vote.

Depending on how the rezoning request goes, MARTA hopes to begin the development in late 2017 and finish Phase 1 in two years. Phase 1 includes a public park space that is the focal point of the project as well as the residential buildings on either side of the park that include retail businesses on ground floors.

The final traffic report will be included in the July 1 zoning application. At the June 22 meeting, Rob Ross of Kimley-Horn explained its proposed improvements to the main intersections at Peachtree Road and Dresden Drive and Peachtree Road and North Druid Hills Road.

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Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

One reply on “[Video] Brookhaven residents hear final MARTA plans before rezoning request submitted”

  1. Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Improvement District, Overlay District concepts already in place for situations like this need to be preserved. The alternative is to set a precedent where the developer, not the citizens, guide our destinies.–Tom Reilly

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