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ATLANTA—Transit-Oriented Developments are nothing new—not really. New York City and other major metropolitans have organically developed around transit systems for decades. But there is newfound interest in transit-oriented developments and Atlanta is a prime example of the new breed.

“In Atlanta, MARTA’s general manager Keith Parker has been the force behind activating the dead parking lots around the transit stations,” Dillon Baynes, co-founder and managing partner of Columbia Ventures, tells GlobeSt.com. “A key strategic initiative of his has been to go with the current of TOD rather than against it, to activate these dead zones with life, and additional ridership revenue and ground lease revenue to the transportation authority.

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