Government and business leaders in the cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee,
Doraville and Dunwoody have formed the Peachtree Gateway Partnership, an effort
to make this already thriving part of metro Atlanta an even better place to
live, work and play.
The area is home to DeKalb Peachtree airport, three MARTA rail
stations, the vacant GM site that is ready for redevelopment, and one of the
region’s largest interstate interchanges. These assets, along with many others,
have the Partnership excited about what the future holds as they take steps to
create a nonprofit entity.
The Peachtree Gateway Partnership is working to create a strategic plan that
sets priorities for improving and promoting the area. That plan may include
branding and quality of life improvements such as a connected trail network.
The Peachtree Gateway Partnership was launched by Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst,
Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson, Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman and Dunwoody Mayor
Denis Shortal, with assistance from the Atlanta Regional Commission. The mayors
have been joined by leaders of the local business community, Peachtree-DeKalb
Airport and others.
“So many neighboring communities around the Atlanta region are working together for the good of their larger areas,” said Clarkson, who was selected to serve as chair of the Partnership. “We realized that we could be more successful if we join forces to promote the many strengths and assets we share.”
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the
10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas,
Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of
Atlanta and 70 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a
catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning
resources on key regional issues.