FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2022
MARTA, BROOKHAVEN FINALIZE DEAL FOR NEW CITY HALL AT
BROOKHAVEN RAIL STATION
ATLANTA - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid
Transit Authority (MARTA) and the City of Brookhaven have approved the terms of
an agreement for a new City Hall to be built on MARTA-owned property adjacent
to Brookhaven rail station on the Gold Line in DeKalb County.
“MARTA is excited to partner with
Brookhaven to establish a transit-supportive City Hall, one of only a few in
this country located at a rail station. This project will inspire future
development around the station, increase ridership, and improve pedestrian and
bicycle connectivity, and makes a powerful statement about the centrality of
transit,” said MARTA Interim General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood.
The 1.24-acre property on Peachtree Road is
currently used for long term parking which will be relocated to the eastern
side of the station, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible spots
will be moved closer to the rail station entrance along Peachtree. The ground
lease agreement states Brookhaven will lease the almost $3 million property for
50 years before purchasing.
“This is the result of a collaboration with
MARTA which has been ongoing for five years,” said Mayor John Ernst. “We were
all seeking a transit-friendly live-work-play solution that meets the current
and future lifestyle needs of residents and our greater regional community. I
am looking forward to continuing the partnership with MARTA as we create a
permanent City Hall.”
Brookhaven will oversee planning,
financing, and construction of the building. Prior to the start of
construction, MARTA will continue to accommodate long term parking at its
current location. A timeline for the work is still being established.