Station Summary

Lakewood/Ft. McPherson is on the Red/Yellow line. The station is located in a mostly residential area. Residents living near Lakewood/Ft. McPherson spend less than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 6,689 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Lakewood/Ft. McPherson spends $17,781.85 less per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 16%

income spent on transportation :: 27%

income remaining :: 57%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 1,611
Projected for 2017 :: 1,611


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 Lakewood/Ft. McPherson station is weak and has a high probability of changing demographics.

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:

  • improve access to jobs via transit
  • strengthen community assets




Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Town Center  
MARTA Parking Utilization 55% 51%  
WalkScore 35 69  
Bike Score 39 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 24%  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool 36%  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 26%  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average 2 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 4 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 3 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 1,943 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 7.8  
Adjacent Large Properites Ft. McPherson  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) SPI-22, SA1/TSA  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) I-2, MRC-3  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 1.5-5 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes MAX FAR (8)  
TAD Campbellton Road  
TAD Eligible  
LCI Oakland City/Lakewood  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 31,743 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 0.0% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $0.00 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 0% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 22,520 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $9.00 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 0% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 885 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 1.8 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 66% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 30% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 17% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $597 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 12.4% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) N/A $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 1,611 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 -8% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 0% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 28% 35%  
% Singles 71% 75%  
Median Household Income $23,599 $44,720  
% Employed 48% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 26% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 32.8 27.9  
Number of Employees 786 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 1.6 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 37% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 0.9 7.1  
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