New Peachtree Road Streetscape
The projected goal of the New Peachtree Road Streetscape (NPRS) is to transform a stretch of New Peachtree Road, running from Stewart Road southbound slightly past the MARTA parking deck, into a more walkable, urban environment. A multitude of key design elements will be integrated into the final plan. This design includes creating better ways to enforce the existing 35 mph speed limit, providing support for the multiple transportation modes (vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle, transit), intensifying strategies to increase walkability, and enhancing the streetscape appeal/accessibility with new streetlights, street trees, and on-street parking.
Shallowford Road Streetscape
In conjunction with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Stantec, the City of Chamblee, and the Chamblee Doraville Community Improvement District (CD CID), the City of Doraville has commissioned a scoping study on Shallowford Road between New Peachtree Road and Chamblee Dunwoody Road, identifying the stretch as a prime connector for people traveling to and from the Doraville Marta station. Shallowford Road Streetscape design will incorporate new sidewalks and bicycle lanes, allowing pedestrians and vehicles to coexist in the same environment.
The BuHi Walk is a proposed pedestrian pathway that will better connect existing shopping centers with their rich offerings of restaurants and retailers by adding public art and amenities to provide a more engaging walking environment. The BuHi Walk has the potential to make a significant impact with little funding and will further add to the reputation of Buford Highway as a destination for eating and entertainment throughout the Atlanta region.
Peachtree Creek Greenway
Through collaboration between the Doraville's Community Development Department and the Department of Transportation Bridge Office and District Office, the Peachtree Creek Greenway study will serve as a blueprint for multi-use trail connector. The project's main goal is to build a trail over the next decade that will equate to approximately 4 miles in length. The greenway will interconnect different sections of the city which will inevitably enhance a greater sense of community, while encouraging the public, an essential part of society, to visit the trail. The involvement of the public was key to the implementation of the project and has became a major contributor to the plans success.
The trail will connect Chicopee Park to Lumen Doraville, the new mixed-use development on Tilly Mill Road, located at the former Friday's Plaza. The City has completed surveying, and is currently working on getting a final alignment and engineering documents for the implementation of the Chicopee Trail.
The traditional city center of Doraville is roughly the area bounded by Buford Highway, New Peachtree Road, Stewart Road, and Park Avenue. Over the years, much of the city's historic core has undergone redevelopment to accommodate various projects, including I-285, the City of Doraville public buildings, and the Doraville MARTA Station. Following the closure of the General Motors (GM) site, which included the now vacant GM Plant site to the north, the 2010 Doraville Downtown Master Plan has experienced substantial updates.
The Assembly property was formerly occupied by the General Motors plant, which closed in 2008. The property was subsequently acquired by Integral Group for redevelopment into a mixed-use development. Integral began infrastructure improvements and utility relocation. Portions of the Assembly master development have been redeveloped with a film studio, corporate headquarters, and automobile dealerships.
Aztec Road Sidewalks
In early 2021, the City of Doraville applied for and was selected by DeKalb County to receive $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for sidewalks on a portion of Aztec Road. The City is currently worked on getting engineering documents in order to bid the project.
Doraville has partnered with Trees Atlanta to provide and plant free front yard trees upon request to Doraville residents. Doraville offers two types of oak, blackgum, river birch, and tulip poplar, as well as the common persimmon for residents who would like a fruit-bearing tree.