Major DeKalb road could see name change in the future

On Monday, the Doravile City Council appraoved a resolution allowing the city manager to “do all things necessary” to change Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Peachtree Boulevard.
On Monday, the Doravile City Council appraoved a resolution allowing the city manager to “do all things necessary” to change Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Peachtree Boulevard.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

The Doraville City Council passed a resolution authorizing the city manager to “do all things necessary” to rename Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Peachtree Boulevard, which sits in nearby Chamblee.

Council members said at a council meeting Monday the name would get rid of the stigma of “industrial.”



Known for its industrial district, the city has worked to change that image in recent years. One way is through the Assembly District, a 165-acre mixed-used development project near the Peachtree Road Corridor.

The development is expected to include multifamily housing, office space, dining and retail options, as well as a  film studio.

In September, the city approved an open-container ordinance that allows patrons to carry alcohol in specified areas at the development.

The only dissenting vote was Pam Fleming, who said: “I feel once you have a good thing, you shouldn’t erase it.”

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