Station Summary

Arts Center is on the Red/Yellow line. The station is located in a mostly commercial area. Residents living near Arts Center spend more than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 7,389 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Arts Center spends $28,203.76 more per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 51%

income spent on transportation :: 17%

income remaining :: 32%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 6,405
Projected for 2017 :: 6,853


Average travel time to work based on 60 minutes.


Employees earning more than $3,333 / mo.


Average apartment rental for this neighborhood station.

Per month


What amenities and services are in the area?
Art     Banks     Bike     Medical     Schools    

Why Equitable Development?

Equitable TOD combines people and place-based approaches to ensure that the value created when land near transit is built out is accessible to, and provides opportunities for, all community residents living near transit.

The market near Arts Center station is strong and growing and has a moderate/high probability of changing demographics. Renters are the first to be affected by an increase in property values in a growing market. As the market grows housing values will increase, limiting income diversity.

Achieving Equitable Development

In order to retain current residents and provide access to new amenities and services, Transformation Alliance’s equitable development strategy for this station area is:

  • preserve affordable housing
  • stablize rents to help existing residents stay
  • introduce new compact housing types
  • improve infrastructure around the MARTA station




Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Urban Core  
MARTA Parking Utilization 90% 51%  
WalkScore 85 69  
Bike Score 56 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 43%  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool 4%  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 39%  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average 12 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 7 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 2 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 6,672 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 6.2  
Adjacent Large Properites None  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) SPI-16, SA1  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s)  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 8-30 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site Y (MAX FAR 10.2)  
TAD No  
TAD Eligible  
LCI Midtown  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 11,310,749 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 18.4% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $22.89 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 24% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 1,348,822 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $21.40 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 14% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 4,902 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 9.8 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 46% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 78% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 78% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $1,141 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 3.9% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $319,720 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 6,405 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 29% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 7% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 31% 35%  
% Singles 69% 75%  
Median Household Income $72,187 $44,720  
% Employed 70% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 11% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 21.2 27.9  
Number of Employees 22,180 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 44.1 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 61% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 4.5 7.1  
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