Gwinnett Voting on Joining MARTA

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Gwinnett Voting on Joining MARTA

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:52 am

Gwinnett’s upcoming MARTA vote could have economic benefits

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The plan also calls for an extension of MARTA heavy rail from the Doraville station to a new multi-modal transit hub that would be located somewhere near the Jimmy Carter Boulevard corridor.

The OFS site, which the county is in the process of purchasing for economic redevelopment purposes, is one potential location for the multi-modal hub. The site is located on the Jimmy Carter Boulevard corridor at the Interstate 85 interchange.
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Re: Gwinnett Voting on Joining MARTA

Post by dgvrengineer » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:29 pm

I wonder if this multi-modal center would include Amtrak. I don't see any thru tracks nearby, just stub end tracks.

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Re: Gwinnett Voting on Joining MARTA

Post by MattW » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:24 am

No, any multi-modal hub at OFS would be for local transit only.

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Re: Gwinnett Voting on Joining MARTA

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:14 am

Amtrak's closest stop on the Crescent is in Gainesville. They've got enough to figure out with the Atlanta station...
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Re: Gwinnett Voting on Joining MARTA

Post by Jeff Smith » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:24 am

They closed on property: AJC.com: Gwinnett closes on $35M property targeted for future MARTA station
Gwinnett County now officially owns the property that could be the location for its first-ever MARTA rail station.

Officials announced Friday that the county had closed on the purchase of about 103 acres on the OFS Brightwave Solutions site, a high-profile property near I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard that has previously been pitched as everything from a casino to a movie production campus. The county has issued the more than $35 million in bonds necessary for its purchase earlier this month.
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In March, the county will hold a public referendum on joining MARTA. Should the referendum pass, officials hope to extend heavy rail into Gwinnett from the existing Doraville MARTA station.

The OFS property has been identified as the likely destination.
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