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.
Future PlansSince 2005, the City of Doraville has been working on a vision for its downtown center refurbishing the first Doraville Town Center Master Plan, created through the Atlanta Regional Commission'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.
Other plans such as the Buford Highway LCI (2017) and the City of Doraville Comprehensive Plan (2017-2037, 2022-2042) have included supporting language and recommendations for development and redevelopment in the historic city center.
Urban Land InstituteIn 2021 the City of Doraville 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.