Atlanta Officials: Creating Midtown complete street from scratch would provide vital MARTA link (Complete Streets Watch)

It might not seem earth-shattering on paper, but a proposed multimodal corridor extending 15th Street by two blocks in Midtown would provide a vital link between gangbusters new development in the area and MARTA transit, project leaders believe.

In the works for a couple of years, the 15th Street extension would alter what’s currently a dead-end at West Peachtree Street and utilize Georgia Department of Transportation right-of-way, eliminating the need for protracted, expensive land acquisition.

According to a recent update by Midtown Alliance, GDOT is now reviewing concept designs for the 15th Street extension, as environmental and traffic studies move forward.

Construction could begin next year, pending approvals and permitting, per district officials.

The project is another example of planned street overhauls in fast-evolving Midtown that aren’t reliant on limited Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST funding.