Columbia Ventures is moving forward with the first phase of its transit-oriented development (TOD) at the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station, dubbed Spoke (spokeatl.com), a nod to the site’s unique location and the connectivity it will afford its residents. About a third of the existing south parking lot on La France Street will undergo redevelopment in the first phase, delivering 224 premium apartment homes in early 2018.
“This project is the culmination of over 15 years of work in the Edgewood community by the Columbia partners,” Columbia Ventures’ Managing Partner Dillon Baynes said in a media statement. “We’re creating a highly amenitized place to live at a MARTA rail and bus stop, within walking distance to the Edgewood Retail District and Little 5 Points and woven into the fabric of a great historic neighborhood.”
The first of several MARTA station activation projects to break ground under the leadership of Keith Parker, the development will include a neighborhood park with a local restaurant, the multifamily building and a signature Perkins + Will designed headquarters and performing arts center for Moving in the Spirit, a local youth development organization. Future phases will include additional housing and commercial users.