Groundbreaking Held for MARTA Chamblee TOD

MARTA TOD groundbreaking. Photo: courtesy of MARTA.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) celebrated the groundbreaking of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) “Trackside” on May 10. The $25 million project is located across from the Chamblee MARTA Station. 

“There is a growing need in and around the City of Atlanta for amenities that support transit-friendly lifestyles as well as increase the opportunity for development,” said Keith Parker, MARTA general manager and CEO. “We are excited to introduce Trackside, which leverages transportation to create a vibrant, walkable and sustainable community.”

The 2.16-acre site is developed by Parkside Partners and Pattillo Industrial Real Estate. The project will include two buildings with approximately 70,000 square-feet of office space, 10,000 square-feet of retail space and 4,300 square-feet of greenspace. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2018. 

“We are excited to partner with Pattillo Industrial Real Estate and MARTA to develop Chamblee’s first Class A office building Trackside, which fulfills our long time belief that Chamblee is not only a great place to live but also to work,” said Kyle Kenks, principal at Parkside Partners. “MARTA is a huge asset for companies that care about their employee’s lifestyle. More than 300 professionals will work at Trackside, and the direct access to MARTA has been a main factor in the decision making process of our tenants.” 

“We are proud to be underway with the construction of the multi-tenant Transit Oriented Development known as Trackside,” said Larry Callahan, Pattillo Industrial Real estate COO and CFO. “The City of Chamblee, Patillo Industrial Real Estate and MARTA have been part of a great team to get this development going, and we look forward to sharing good news regarding additional office leases soon.”

MARTA TODs help to bring in shops, restaurants and other amenities to communities while providing direct access to the MARTA system.  

Photo from left to right: MARTA Sr. Director of TOD Amanda Rhein, MARTA Chief-of-Staff Rukiya Thomas, Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson, MARTA Board Member William Floyd, Lynn Pattillo, MARTA Board Member Robert Dallas MARTA GM/CEO Keith Parker and Pattillo Real Estate COO/CFO Josh Harrison, CPA.