cobb county, ga (Atlanta metropolitan area)



cobb county dot and kimley-horn & associates




+/- 16 miles (of a 30 mile transit corridor)



millions sf


Land Uses:

retail, restaurants, residential,

, office, medical, university, streetscape, incubator space, & open space


Connect Cobb - Arterial Rapid Transit Project

The Connect Cobb Arterial Rapid Transit (ART) project was a week-long workshop for a new bus rapid transit corridor connecting multiple cities within Cobb County to Downtown Atlanta. As part of this workshop, Katalyst provided planning and urban design concepts that support and incentive economic development opportunities for transit-oriented development around specific stations. Katalyst led a workshop team that included a market analysis expert and a developer with the goal of leveraging investment dollars for the transit project by improving non-motorized connectivity (pedestrian and bicycle) and land use strategies that complement and enhance existing land use assets. 


The workshop focused on stations in three specific areas that included key stakeholders such as Kennesaw State University, WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Southern Polytechnic State University, Life University, two Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), the Atlanta Braves, who are constructing their new stadium adjacent to one of the stations, performing arts center, major conferencing center, and private developers representing millions of square feet of office, retail, and other commercial uses. Through several meetings with these stakeholders, Katalyst developed master plans for six stations that included land use mix, streetscape design, station area design, open space amenities, 3-dimensional massing studies, and a final workshop summary report.


The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.