The Atlanta Regional Commission has awarded DeKalb County a $120,000 grant to study and plan redevelopment a commercial area just north of Decatur.
The Medline area includes portions of Scott Boulevard, North Decatur Road and DeKalb Industrial Way, stretching from DeKalb Medical Center to Patel Plaza. The area also includes Suburban Plaza, the target of an annexation effort by Decatur, and more than 30 acres of former car dealerships.
The study will focus on redeveloping the area into commercial, office and retail, as well as some housing, and also plan transportation improvements such as sidewalks and bike lanes.
The study is expected to take up to a year to complete.