Doraville GM Plant Talks Continue
Talking is a good thing. It can lead to results. Representatives from Dekalb County and General Motors had more meetings as the Doraville GM Plant waits for a buyer and an economy worthy of a development of this size! The AJC reported that these talks happened this week, but there are no proposals on the table.
I've written about this huge development potential numerous times....as you can see from the picture...it's a pretty big piece of land located smack dab in the middle of the Atlanta area!
The black outline (forgive my unsteady hand!) indicates the location of the land...some 165 acres! You can see it's located right along I-285 where thousands and thousands of cars pass daily....perfect from some low-rise office type buildings along the freeway to buffer the noise from a retail and residential component that could be set further back on the site.
It is all about location, location, location, right? The red arrow indicates the location of the not so famous Spaghetti Junction, the intersections of I-285 and I-85, making highway access incredible for this site. The blue arrow indicates the location of Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, the second busiest airport in Georgia after Hartsfield Jackson International! That's how many private jets and planes take off from that airport each day!
Add to that the fact that the North Line of the MARTA rail system ends next to the site, and you have the making for an incredible live, work, play community, or certainly a green one where its residents would have direct access to mass transportation.
I can remember driving by the old Atlantic Steel Mill sit just to the Northwest of Midtown Atlanta, and thinking, wow what a piece of land...and look what it became...
(Mind you, all those cranes are gone and those buildings are finished....I need a new picture!)
I'm hopeful I'll see something cool and hip built on the GM site. Many people are NOT happy with what Atlantic Station is and how it turned out, so let's hope some developer takes note.