From Rural Railroad Crossing To Suburb

The Atlanta Journal Constitution plans to chronicle the birth of the small community of Pendergrass as it grows from a rural railroad crossing to a bustling Atlanta suburb.
July 7, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Pendergrass, a speck of a city in Jackson County, is home to fewer than 500 people, a train depot-turned-City Council chambers, a Mexican restaurant and a lot of undeveloped land... Yet a $60 million Toyota parts plant planned for the outskirts of Pendergrass is creating much more than the 125 jobs promised. A new sewer line stretching to the factory will cross through the town, allowing developers to tap into it and build denser housing. Three proposed projects would bring 995 homes."

Thanks to Janet Frankston

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Published on Sunday, July 4, 2004 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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