Station Summary

East Lake is on the Blue line. The station is located in a mostly mixed use area. Residents living near East Lake spend more than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 2,890 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near East Lake spends $6,758.17 more per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 39%

income spent on transportation :: 21%

income remaining :: 40%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius

Population

Census for 2012 :: 3,461
Projected for 2017 :: 3,496

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.

$938
Per month

$11,256
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 East Lake station is growing and has a moderate 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:

  • create and preserve affordable housing
  • invest in community assets

Employed

Renters

WalkScore

Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Neighborhood  
MARTA Parking Utilization 0.4 51%  
WalkScore 72 69  
Bike Score 72 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 34%  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool N/A  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 26%  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average 4 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 4 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 5 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 1,101 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 7.0  
Adjacent Large Properites SFR  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) C-1  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) R-4A, R-4B  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 1.5-5 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site N (MAX FAR 2.696)  
TAD No  
TAD Eligible  
LCI No  

Office
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 3,396 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 0.0% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $0.00 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 0% 3%  
Retail
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 29,795 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $22.00 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 0% 16%  
Housing
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 1,583 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 3.1 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 25% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 9% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 11% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $938 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 0.0% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $474,825 $252,596  

Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 3,461 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 0% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 1% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 20% 35%  
% Singles 63% 75%  
Median Household Income $70,578 $44,720  
% Employed 62% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 11% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 27.3 27.9  
Number of Employees 293 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 0.6 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 32% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 0.2 7.1  
Past Plans

10 Year LCI Update, Decatur

2010

This current study serves as the ten-year update for the Downtown Decatur LCI study and the five-year update for the Avondale LCI study, but also for...

Affordable Housing Market Study

2007

The City of Decatur is recognizing very early the trend that is likely to occur in its commercial centers in particular as revitalization happens...