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Near Assembly, New Development could Enliven Buford Hwy

[Apartments, office, townhomes and a hotel may soon rise on Buford Highway. All images by Wakefield Beasley via ABC.]
[Apartments, office, townhomes and a hotel may soon rise on Buford Highway. All images by Wakefield Beasley via ABC.]


Another ITP parking lot could soon be meeting its maker. With construction under way on Assembly — the mixed-use, transit-oriented redevelopment of the old General Motors plant in Doraville — Macauley + Schmit has announced plans for another mixed-use community on nearby Buford Highway. Plans first gathered by the Atlanta Business Chronicle show residences, a hotel, retail and office space on 13 acres now occupied by a large parking lot and abandoned Kmart. According to the developer, the $150 million project would be the largest investment along Buford Highway in decades. The design team at Wakefield Beasley & Associates is no stranger to developing mixed-use centers, with Atlantic Station and Avalon to show for it. Preliminary studies show buildings with a modern vibe not unlike Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam's One Museum Place. With construction on Assembly in full swing, it's likely only a matter of time before more developers take note and Doraville becomes another white-hot construction zone.

· Macauley + Schmit plans $150 million Doraville project along Buford Highway [Atlanta Business Chronicle]