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Georgia DOT chooses real estate firm to develop Atlanta multi-modal hub


The Georgia Department of Transportation has selected Forest City Enterprises Inc.’s real estate subsidiary to lead a project team that will help develop a new multi-modal transportation hub in downtown Atlanta.

Forest City, which is partnering with Cousins Properties Inc. and The Integral Group, will be responsible for master planning the project, which will be developed on a 119-acre site, Forest City officials said in a prepared statement. The firm also will coordinate planning, engineering and architectural activities, and facilitate shareholder involvement in the project, they said.

The hub will be developed in the under-utilized “Gulch” area near Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center, and will connect the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority’s rail and bus lines, as well as other regional rail networks and bus systems.

The project also will be a “catalyst and hub for future transportation functions, including commuter rail, local light rail, regional high-speed rail and streetcars,” Forest City officials said.

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