Community Improvement Districts in the Atlanta region are studying ways of renovating existing MARTA stations to make them more attractive and integrate them better into the surrounding area.
Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District are looking at potential transformations of the Five Points and Garnett rail stations. Preliminary plans for the Five Points station, for example, include a mural on the Peachtree Street entrance, new signage, pop-up retail and vending, and new lighting.
Midtown Alliance, meanwhile, has been looking at wholesale renovations to the Arts Center, Midtown and North Avenue rail stations. Possible improvements include pocket parks, pubic art, pop-up cafes, bicycle service facilities and transit towers at each station that would display real-time train and bus arrival information.