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Modal Citizen: Amanda Rhein, MARTA’s transit-oriented development maven

Chatting with a champion of transit, mobility, connectivity, and good urbanism

If you’ve paid attention to news out of MARTA the past several weeks, you’ve no doubt heard the phrase “transit-oriented development.” That’s urban-planner speak for the development of land surrounding transit stations. Lindbergh City Center, with its mix of residences and retail, is a prime example. MARTA has lately secured developers for massive mixed-use projects at the [King Memorial][1] and [Avondale][2] stations and solicited proposals for [Edgewood/Candler Park][3]. Seven other stations have made the [working short list][4] for similar projects. Read more...

Report: Cobb County tops the list of places where the rent is too damn high for poor people

Things aren’t much better in DeKalb or Gwinnett.

Well, no matter how statisticians choose to quantify the chasm between the country's haves and have-nots; metro Atlanta keeps coming out on top. The latest: an Urban Institute study that shows three metro counties rank in the top 10 for an affordable housing gap. Read more...

Atlanta's deluge of deluxe apartments

Developer Jarel Portman: "Multifamily is not generally this sexy"

Across Atlanta, large apartment projects are sprouting like residential chanterelles, which builders hope signals a postrecession paradigm shift—even a renaissance—in the city’s core neighborhoods. Read more...

The world’s tiniest Walmart opens in Atlanta

A ‘little box’ version of the retail behemoth at Georgia Tech seems to stock (almost) everything students need

Walmart made retail history today by opening its smallest store ever. While a tiny Walmart—the store near Georgia Tech's campus is around 2,500 square feet—seems like an oxymoron, don’t let the size fool you. Read more...

You can buy a town for $2.45 million

Toomsboro, Georgia, is going once, going twice...

Frank Mills’s home at 246 Main Street in the town of Toomsboro, forty miles east of Macon in Wilkinson County, is not for sale. This would not be particularly noteworthy if not for the fact that practically the entire town around this eighty-nine-year-old man is. Read more...