The GM assembly plan in Doraville, Georgia opened in 1947 and was closed in 2008 as GM struggled to remain solvent. The site comprises 165 acres adjacent to the busy I-285 perimeter highway around Atlanta, and a MARTA transit station. In an attempt to sell the property for redevelopment, a master plan was developed to show the potential for a new transit oriented, mixed-use development on the site.
A central, mixed-use commercial/residential core leads to the MARTA station. High intensity office uses line the rail spur. Retail uses tie into the existing pattern that lies immediately west. Recreational uses buffer a proposed multi-family development from existing light industrial uses to the south. A new network of walkable blocks promote easy access to transit and help to create a park once environment.
Client: CBRE, Inc.
Location: Doraville, Georgia
Note: this work performed at Cooper Carry, Inc.