King MemorialMARTA has announced that is actively searching for a development partner for the area around the King Memorial Station in Downtown Atlanta.The four-acre site at King Memorial  is zoned for medium to high-density development that’s compatible with residential, educational, commercial and cultural uses. The property is just steps away from Historic Oakland Cemetery.

On Monday, MARTA released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to identify developers for the new transit-oriented development (TOD) at King Memorial. The RFQ is the initial phase of a two-step process wherein potential development partners will be asked to respond to MARTA’s qualification criteria for its TOD program. A short list of firms who satisfy the criteria will subsequently be invited to submit formal bids on the project.

MARTA selected King Memorial Station as the first of five transit-oriented developments that it plans to launch within the next two years. In a media release, MARTA said it is focusing on TODs as part of a long-term strategy to transform the agency by generating new revenues, building economically vibrant communities adjacent to its rail stations and fostering additional transit ridership.

Interested parties can view and download the RFQ proposal documents by registering on MARTA’s website at this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.