Station Summary

Midtown is on the Red/Yellow line. The station is located in a mostly residential area. Residents living near Midtown spend less than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 9,407 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Midtown spends $1,950.95 more per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 32%

income spent on transportation :: 13%

income remaining :: 55%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 11,738
Projected for 2017 :: 13,147


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 Midtown 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. There is a risk of residents being displaced as the market grows.

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 0% 51%  
WalkScore 92 69  
Bike Score 64 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 56%  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool 3%  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 25%  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average 13 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 11 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 3 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 5,549 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 0.6  
Adjacent Large Properites AGL Parking Lot  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) O-I, PCID overlay  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s)  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site N/A  
Current Intensity at the Site N/A  
TAD No  
TAD Eligible  
LCI Midtown  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 12,958,609 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 11.7% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $26.16 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 16% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 1,092,510 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $23.84 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 4% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 8,443 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 16.8 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 46% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 86% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 31% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $1,181 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 6.2% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $319,720 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 11,738 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 52% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 12% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 48% 35%  
% Singles 82% 75%  
Median Household Income $59,608 $44,720  
% Employed 69% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 9% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 21.9 27.9  
Number of Employees 20,650 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 41.1 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 65% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 2.4 7.1  
Past Plans

Atlanta Streetcar Transit Enhancements


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Blueprint Midtown II Executive Summary

Midtown Atlanta, connecting Downtown and Buckhead, is a thriving mixed-use, high-density city center energized by a talented workforce and reinforced...

Greenprint Midtown


Midtown Atlanta is perfectly positioned to be a leader in sustainabil- ity due to its location, its infrastructure, and its people. The purpose of...

Midtown Transit Area Enhancements Cost Estimate


Midtown Atlanta Transit Station Enhancements for the Midtown Station. Total Cost:...

Ponce de Leon Ave Ped Facilities and Atlanta Beltline Intermodal


2013 Ponce De Leon Avenue improvement projects general...

Transit Stations Area Enhancements Midtown


The study area for this project is located entirely within the Midtown LCI (Blueprint Midtown) and Midtown Improvement District...