MARTA officials will be on hand Feb. 25 at Cross Keys High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the transit-oriented development project and rezoning process.
MARTA plans to put plans for the agency’s transit-oriented development at the Bookhaven/Oglethorpe station on hold until June 1, according to Mayor John Ernst.
Meanwhile, city officials plan to hold a series of public meetings as part of a plan to rework the city’s two-year-old comprehensive plan, a process that could take at least six months, Ernst said.
Ernst said MARTA officials “have pushed back the time they are going to ask for rezoning” for the transit-oriented development surrounding the MARTA station on Peachtree Road. Ernst said city officials, transportation officials and representatives of MARTA and the Atlanta Regional Commission would meet “to take a look at our infrastructure problems.”
Brookhaven city officials decided they should gather residents for new discussions of the 13 “character areas” outlined in the city’s plan, which was adopted in 2014. City officials want more detailed information after residents at recent public gatherings said they felt they had been left out of the original process of drawing up the plan, Ernst said. “People didn’t feel they had the proper input,” he said.
He said a planned rewrite of the city’s zoning code would be delayed until after the reworking of the comprehensive plan.
Brookhaven residents met with MARTA officials Feb. 2 to learn more about the development with many expressing skepticism.