The City of Doraville has been working on a vision for its downtown since 2005 when the first Doraville Town Center Master Plan was created through ARC’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program. The area of focus was south of the Assembly site, west of I-285, east of the Doraville Boundary and included businesses to the south along Buford Highway. Since then, the plan was updated to the 2010 Doraville Downtown Master Plan as a result of the closure of the General Motors (GM) site, which increased the area of focus north to include this property and more. Apart from the town center and downtown plans, additional plans such as the Buford Highway LCI and the City of Doraville Comprehensive Plan (2017-2037) have included supporting language and recommendations for downtown development.
Doraville has partnered with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) focusing on redeveloping the downtown Doraville Area. The presentation and final report are linked below.PresentationFinal Report