doraville, atlanta, Georgia
+/- 110 acres
4.8 million sf
retail, restaurants, entertainment, residential, hotel, office, & open space
Doraville GM Plant Redevelopment Plan Developer Competition
Doraville GM Plant Redevelopment Plan repositions land occupied by a closing General Motors plant to create an expansion to Downtown Doraville that maintains the small town scale. This site integrates an existing MARTA transit stop to create a mixed use district that embraces its location within Atlanta as the next generation of an independent sustainable town. The plan creates a grid of streets and squares that reflect the historic planning principles that helped to establish many Georgian towns and settlements.
The master plan utilizes principles established for Savannah, incorporating a system of town, garden, and farm lots with local streets and squares as the basis for neighborhood development. The eight squares within the plan represent a celebration of 8 decades of the GM site from the 1940’s to 2010, and each square is designed to represent each decade. This memorializes the importance the automobile and GM played during the 20th Century while creating a new town with a transportation model that reaches beyond the car to the next generation of mobility that incorporates public transit, walking, and biking.
The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.