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Doraville GM Plant Redevelopment ‘Game Changer,’ Mayor Says

Doraville is undergoing a major economic change as the movie studio Third Rail Studios builds on the site of the old Doraville Assembly Plant.
Doraville is undergoing a major economic change as the movie studio Third Rail Studios builds on the site of the old Doraville Assembly Plant.
Credit Bob Kelley / City of Doraville

Big changes are happening in Doraville in suburban Atlanta.

The city of just over 8,300 residents in DeKalb County is undergoing a major redevelopment at the site of the old Doraville General Motors Assembly Plant, at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Interstate 285.

A movie studio, Third Rail Studios, will anchor a new media complex at the site – to be called the Assembly after the old GM factory it’s replacing.

“It’s going to be the lead in the state for innovative design for film and TV,” Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman said during an interview on “Closer Look.”

“We also have a groundbreaking coming up next week for the new high-end car dealership. There’s 20 acres that have been designated to that alongside the other dealerships – Nissan, Infinity. They have the most anticipated showroom in North America,” Pittman explained.

The Doraville mayor also discussed development plans in the city, traffic problems and solutions, the sale of the Doraville Police Department’s armored vehicle, cultural diversity in the city and more.