MARTA will break ground on “E. Co” at Avondale Station, a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) located near the bustling city center of downtown Decatur. The official ceremony will be on Monday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m.

Columbia Ventures will master develop the 7.7 acres of Avondale Station’s south lot into a mixed-use collection that will offer affordable, independent living for seniors—in partnership with Columbia Residential—and more than 370 market rate apartments in a joint venture with Cortland Partners that also features retail and restaurant space. The site will serve as a catalyst for continued growth in this highly visible gateway in east Decatur.

WHO:              Robbie Ashe, MARTA Board Chairman

Patti Garrett, Mayor, City of Decatur

Dr. Yvette Taylor, FTA Region IV Regional Administrator

Keith T. Parker, AICP, MARTA GM/CEO

                        Noel Khalil, Columbia Ventures Co-founder and Partner

Dr. David Dude, City Schools of Decatur Superintendent

Lee May, Interim CEO, DeKalb County

Jeff Rader, DeKalb County Commissioner, District 2

Ed McBreyer, Executive Director, PATH Foundation

Michele Ritan, East Decatur Greenway Representative


WHAT:            Avondale Station TOD Groundbreaking


WHEN:            Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

                       3 p.m.


WHERE:         Avondale MARTA Station

915 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.

                        Decatur, Ga. 30030

The Avondale Station TOD project is a partnership that includes the Decatur Downtown Development Authority and Columbia Ventures.

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