Station Summary

Civic Center is on the Red/Yellow line. The station is located in a mostly industrial area. Residents living near Civic Center spend less than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 8,827 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Civic Center spends $4,307.03 less per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 27%

income spent on transportation :: 14%

income remaining :: 59%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius

Population

Census for 2012 :: 8,915
Projected for 2017 :: 9,450

Travel

Average travel time to work based on 60 minutes.

Income

Employees earning more than $3,333 / mo.

Rental

Average apartment rental for this neighborhood station.

$1,130
Per month

$13,560
Annually

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 Civic 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

Employed

Renters

WalkScore

Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Urban Core  
MARTA Parking Utilization 0% 51%  
WalkScore 91 69  
Bike Score 58 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 76%  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool 3%  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 14%  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average 13 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 12 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 1 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 2,722 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 0.0  
Adjacent Large Properites None  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) SPI-1, SA1  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s)  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 8-30 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes (MAX FAR 35)  
TAD Beltline  
TAD In  
LCI Downtown Atlanta  

Office
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 15,746,535 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 15.2% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $19.59 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 3% 3%  
Retail
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 8,044,223 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $17.00 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 10% 16%  
Housing
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 4,541 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 9.0 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 72% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 87% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 28% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $1,130 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 7.3% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $169,800 $252,596  

Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 8,915 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 74% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 6% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 30% 35%  
% Singles 84% 75%  
Median Household Income $27,207 $44,720  
% Employed 65% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 21% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 25.9 27.9  
Number of Employees 37,841 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 75.3 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 61% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 8.3 7.1  
Past Plans

Arts Center Transit Station Area Enhancements Cost Estimate

2013

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Imagine Downtown: Encore

2009

The ten years following the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games bore witness to a renewed spirit of growth and advancement for Atlanta’s city center...

JSA McGill LCI

2003

between the Interstate 75/85 convergence into the Downtown Connector, and the Connector and Interstate 20 interchange. The study area is...