DeKalb County, GA, January 25, 2017 – by Anna Williams for The Post – The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to invest in the 165-acre Doraville GM redevelopment project called Assembly. The project will start off with an unnamed company who has pledged to relocate to the site, bringing with them 500 jobs.
“This is great news for Doraville and Assembly,” Mayor Donna Pittman told The Post. “And within months we should finally begin to see tangible work begin on the site.”
A tax allocation district was also created that will allow some $180 million in public funding from future tax proceeds to make improvements to public infrastructure, exclusively to the Assembly project. Commissioners voted to amend a 2014 version of the agreement that hinged on the approval of the DeKalb School Board. The new agreement does not.
The Doraville Downtown Development Authority approved in August a plan that would commit 35% of the property tax revenue the site will generate for the next 30 years.
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