May 30, 2024


ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and DeKalb County advance a transit-oriented development (TOD) Master Plan for Indian Creek rail station on the East/West Line following approval from the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to rezone the area to support mixed-use TOD. Rezoning the 64 acres that encompass Indian Creek Station to MU-4 (mixed-use high density) aligns with the community’s vision for TOD as outlined in the 2050 DeKalb Comprehensive Plan.

“We are grateful for the support of the DeKalb County Commission and this vital rezoning designation,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood. “This is a crucial step towards transforming Indian Creek Station into a vibrant community hub, and we look forward to working with our partners to bring this vision to life.”

“This project will significantly enhance community connectivity and access to essential services,” said DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson. “The TOD at Indian Creek is a key milestone in our efforts to create a more vibrant and inclusive community.”

The TOD Master Plan aims to increase housing density with a focus on affordable housing, walkable areas that support multimodal transportation, and incorporate parks and greenspaces to boost ridership and attract federal funding. Key elements of the plan include:

  • 1,600 apartments
  • 20,000 square-foot grocery store
  • 20,000 square-foot community center
  • 2,500 square feet of food and beverage space
  • 300,000 square feet of office space
  • 4 acres of parks and greenspace
  • 45,000 square-foot bus transfer facility

Community engagement for Indian Creek’s Master Plan has been robust, focusing on economic development, affordable housing, job creation, and greenspace conservation. Stakeholders, including neighborhood organizations from Pendley Hills to Rowland Allgood & Durham HOA, and groups with members from Lithonia to Avondale Estates, have expressed strong support through several organized workshops.

To learn more about the Indian Creek Station Master Plan, visit the Indian Creek Station Master Plan website.



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