November 22, 2023
CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF KENSINGTON STATION TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
ATLANTA - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
(MARTA), along with the Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) invite you to
celebrate the groundbreaking of the Kensington Station transit-oriented
development (TOD). This TOD initiative in unincorporated DeKalb will feature
100 percent affordable housing and the new headquarters for the HADC.
“This milestone reflects MARTA’s dedication to creating
affordable housing options that enhance connectivity and accessibility for
residents. By investing in communities around our bus and rail services, MARTA
aims to foster urban development, strengthen local economies, and provide
equitable access to reliable transportation,” said MARTA General Manager and
CEO Collie Greenwood. “We are grateful to the Housing Authority of DeKalb
County for their invaluable partnership.”
MARTA, HADC, and DeKalb County will host a groundbreaking
celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 3413 Kensington Road
in Decatur. MARTA will provide shuttle services from Kensington rail station to
the event. MARTA GM/CEO Collie Greenwood will be joined by DeKalb County CEO
Michael Thurmond, and HADC CEO Pete Walker.
p.m. to 2 p.m.
Decatur, Ga. 30032
THERE: Shuttle service will be provided from Kensington Station to
the event site from 12:30 p.m.- 1 p.m.
PARKING: 3408 Covington Hwy.
Decatur, Ga. 30032
ATTIRE: The area is under construction, so proper shoes and attire are recommended.
Kensington TOD includes 100 percent affordable senior and workforce housing, a
new headquarters for the HADC, and other community amenities. MARTA, DeKalb
County, and Soccer in the Streets celebrated the opening of a soccer pitch and
community garden at Kensington Station last July, and a MARTA Market offering
fresh produce for sale is open at the rail station every Thursday from 3 p.m. –
7 p.m. MARTA and DeKalb County
completed the Kensington Station Master Plan for TOD for the 35- acres
surrounding the station this past May.