Station Summary

West Lake is on the Blue line. The station is located in a mostly mixed use area. Residents living near West Lake spend less than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 5,410 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near West Lake spends $15,444.83 less per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 19%

income spent on transportation :: 19%

income remaining :: 62%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius

Population

Census for 2012 :: 1,977
Projected for 2017 :: 1,839

-7%
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.

$552
Per month

$6,624
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 West Lake 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

Employed

Renters

WalkScore

Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Neighborhood  
MARTA Parking Utilization 13.24% 51%  
WalkScore 42 69  
Bike Score 50 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 16%  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool 4%  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 71%  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average - 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 2 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 15 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 2,417 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 4.0  
Adjacent Large Properites SFR  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) SPI-21, SA2  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) SPI-21, SA3, SPI-21, SA4, SPI-21, SA5  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 1.5-5 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes (MAX FAR 2.696)  
TAD Hollowell/ML King  
TAD Eligible  
LCI West Lake MARTA  

Office
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 87,088 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 7.4% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $13.03 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 0% 3%  
Retail
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 50,305 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $0.00 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 0% 16%  
Housing
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 1,006 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 2 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 52% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 25% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 8% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) 552 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 12.6% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) N/A $252,596  

Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 1,977 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 -27% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 -7% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 28% 35%  
% Singles 78% 75%  
Median Household Income $22,340 $44,720  
% Employed 39 62%  
% Use Public Transit 35 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 36.7 27.9  
Number of Employees 612 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 1.2 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 23% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 0.6 7.1  
Past Plans

MLK Corridor Transportation Study

2005

Named for Atlanta’s most famous and world-renowned Nobel Prize-winning resident, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive connects West Atlanta to Downtown....

West Lake MARTA Station Area LCI

2006

The Study Area is centered around the West Lake MARTA station, and is roughly bounded by Simpson Road on the north, the intersection of Ralph David...