Station Summary

North Avenue is on the Red/Yellow line. The station is located in a mostly residential area. Residents living near North Avenue 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 North Avenue 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 :: 21%

income remaining :: 47%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 13,344
Projected for 2017 :: 14,678


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 North Avenue 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 88 69  
Bike Score 60 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 68% ?  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool 3% ?  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 17% ?  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average 15 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 10 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 2 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 5,879 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 1.0 ?  
Adjacent Large Properites None ?  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) SPI-16, SA1 ?  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) ?  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 8-30 FAR ?  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes (MAX FAR 10.2) ?  
TAD No ?  
TAD Eligible/In ?  
LCI Midtown ?  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 7,973,394 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 14.5% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $24.91 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 4% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 1,282,902 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $19.35 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth -3% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 7,337 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 14.6 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 56% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 84% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 34% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $1,159 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 6.7% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $278,926 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 13,344 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 39% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 10% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 51% 35%  
% Singles 84% 75%  
Median Household Income $46,819 $44,720  
% Employed 65% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 11% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 22.5 27.9  
Number of Employees 29,913 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 51.6 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 59% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 3.5 7.1  
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