DeKalb County

Abandoned, decaying building behind locked chain link fence in Atlanta, Georgia

Map Identifies DeKalb County Brownfield Sites

The GIS tool is designed to help developers find vacant and blighted lots that could be restored for new housing or other uses.

July 12, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

A map depicting the location of Chamblee, Georgia as well as surrounding cities and roads.

700 Homes Added to a Quickly Growing Corner of the Atlanta Metro Area

The Chamblee City Council has approved a massive new development project that will add more than 700 homes and tens of thousands of square feet of retail to the quickly growing city.

October 21, 2021 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

A Rejuvenated MARTA Pitching $8 Billion Commuter Rail Expansion

After a stunning financial turnaround and with new political support, MARTA is proposing a massive expansion of commuter rail, with rail links from Atlanta into Fulton and DeKalb counties.

July 23, 2015 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Suburb Pitches Gaming Resort for Economic Development

An Atlanta suburb is moving forward with a plan to create a gaming report, unprecedented in the state, to invigorate a languishing part of town.

February 3, 2015 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Can Atlanta Solve Its Transit Problems by Taxing Parking?

In the aftermath of the disappointing defeat of a one-cent regional sales tax transportation measure, the city council is considering two measures to raise transportation revenue, one being a parking tax based on a Georgia Tech masters thesis.

August 12, 2013 - Creative Loafing Atlanta

Georgia County Banks on Vacant and Abandoned Properties

Plagued by foreclosures, DeKalb County Georgia is buying up properties and creating a land bank in hopes of spurring redevelopment.

August 17, 2011 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

County Could Railroad Atlanta Region Transit Tax

Voters in the Atlanta region will vote on a 1-cent sales tax for new transit projects. But one major county could stand in the way if its own project is not included.

August 11, 2011 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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