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Dyana Bagby Posted by on August 7, 2017.

Brookhaven in talks with MARTA on station project

The city of Brookhaven is back in talks with MARTA about a “potentential Brookhaven town center” at the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe Station, as city spokesperson Burke Brennan described it.

City Economic Development Director Shirlyn Brownell met with MARTA CEO Keith Parker on July 31.

Officials have said there are no details yet.

City Manager Christian Sigman told the Brookhaven Development Authority July 18 that the city’s objective is to work with MARTA in a partnership to develop the property.

“In the end, it’s still MARTA’s land. The last [project] was developer-driven. This one we want to be partnership-driven,” he said.

MARTA’s planned transit-oriented development, which was to include multi-family residential and retail space, was killed earlier this year after Mayor John Ernst ordered work suspended on tax incentives for the project.