All along MARTA’s Gold Line, which runs northeast from Atlanta’s downtown and Midtown areas, transit-oriented development is taking root.
New developments are planned near MARTA stations in Brookhaven and Chamblee, and in Doraville, the massive former General Motors auto plant has been torn down to make way for a film studio and a major mixed-use development.
Jack Halpern, Chairman of Halpern Enterprises, is also chairman of the Doraville Downtown Development Authority.
The GM site redevelopment, he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be a “game changer” for Doraville because it is expected to bring thousands of new residents and workers to the city. “Our company owns about 300,000 feet of retail and wholesale space in the Doraville market and we are excited about the potential growth and redevelopment coming to our area.”