Station Summary

Medical Center is on the Red line. The station is located in a mostly residential area. Residents living near Medical Center spend more than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 3,420 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Medical Center spends $34,109.56 more per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 51%

income spent on transportation :: 20%

income remaining :: 29%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 681
Projected for 2017 :: 722


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 Medical Center station is strong and growing and has a low probability of changing demographics. Renters are the first to be affected by an increase in property values in a growing market. This area is near major job centers but lacks affordable housing.

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 job access
  • build new affordable housing
  • develop affordable housing at adjacent MARTA stops to improve access




Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Special Regional Destination  
MARTA Parking Utilization 65% 51%  
WalkScore 52 69  
Bike Score 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike N/A  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool N/A  
Journey to MARTA Transfer N/A  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average N/A 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average N/A 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor N/A 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 1,697 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 8.0  
Adjacent Large Properites Pavillion Office  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) C-3, C-3-C, Beltline overlay  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) SPI-15, SA3  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 3-10 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes (MAX FAR 8.2)  
TAD No  
TAD No  
LCI Perimeter Center  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 5,121,332 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 23.4% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $21.22 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 8% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 16,029 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $0.00 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 0% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 344 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 0.7 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 43% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 50% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 20% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $1,178 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 6.2% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $328,558 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 681 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 30% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 6% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 21% 35%  
% Singles 55% 75%  
Median Household Income $90,249 $44,720  
% Employed 68% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 4% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 23.6 27.9  
Number of Employees 30,609 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 60.9 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 57% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 89.0 7.1  
Past Plans

10 Year LCI Update, Sandy Springs


This LCI Plan establishes a framework for public and private action that capitalizes on new demographic and market trends. The LCI Plan will equip...

Lake Hearn Drive / Perimeter Summit Parkway Streetscapes and Intersections


The Central Perimeter (DeKalb) Community Improvement District is partnering with DeKalb County to make pedestrian and bicycle access as well as...

Sandy Springs Transportation Plan


In 2006, the City of Sandy Springs began preparing their first Comprehensive Plan. This plan is composed of three parts: Community Participation...