DeKalb County

A group of people gather in front of a row of small homes.

Georgia's First Tiny Home Village Now Open, and Sold Out

Eight single-family houses on a half-acre of land.

July 25, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

A map highlighting the location fo Avondale Estates in Georgia.

One of the Best Local Beer Towns to Allow Open Containers

Avondale Estates, Georgia is leaning into its recognition as one of the best small-town beer scenes in the country.

July 4, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Local Restrictions on Dollar Stores Gaining Popularity

Cities and counties all over the South are restricting further development of dollar stores.

February 13, 2020 - Next City


Traffic Safety Campaign Pushes Sidewalk Projects and Pedestrian Safety

An affluent suburb located north of Atlanta is asking pedestrians to play a role in traffic safety.

August 12, 2019 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Potted Plants

First Tiny Home Neighborhood Planned in Georgia

Eight homes, varying in size from 250 square feet to 500 square feet have been approved in an Atlanta suburb.

May 13, 2019 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Transit Oriented Development Spreads to the Suburbs

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is working on mixed-use development plans for a location near Kensington Station, in DeKalb County.

November 9, 2018 - SaportaReport

Atlanta Bus Parody

Atlanta Region Residents Support Transit, Taxes to Pay for Transit

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently released the results of its "Metro Atlanta Speaks" public opinion survey last week.

November 6, 2018 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Small Corner of an Atlanta Suburb Could Ditch Parking Minimums

The Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay District will redraw the plans for a MARTA-adjacent part of the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven.

November 12, 2017 - Reporter Newspapers

Dunwoody, Georgia

Transit-Oriented Development Coming to the Atlanta Region

Public meetings to learn more about TOD will be hosted in November by MARTA and the DeKalb County government

October 30, 2017 - SaportaReport


Bus Rapid Transit as a Solution to Atlanta's Traffic

The speed of implementation and high cost have some Atlanta officials considering bus rapid transit (BRT).

September 27, 2017 - The Atlanta Jounral-Constitution

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