Earlier this month, by a 6-0 vote, the City of Doraville approved ordinances allowing a portion of Assembly Yards to observe an open-container policy at the 165-acre mixed-use development.
The Doraville City Council also approved code amendments allowing more opportunities to bring breweries and distilleries for both on- and off-premise consumption, a growing trend in Georgia over the past few years.
“As our region continues to expand at such a rapid pace, we must remain on the forefront of changes in zoning trends,” Matt Samuelson, COO of the Commercial Real Estate Division at The Integral Group, said in a press release Wednesday.
“The City of Doraville recognized a need for updated amendments to attract commerce, visitors and jobs to Assembly, and we are proud to continue working with a future-focused entity.”
The new open-container ordinance will allow guests of the Assembly District to have up to two 16-ounce drinks at a time per licensed establishment within the district during hours of operation.
The ordinance also states that 50 percent of an establishment’s annual gross income must come from prepared foods.
Upon completion, the multi-phased development will encompass 10 million square feet of multifamily housing, creative office space, dining, retail, and entertainment, including the purpose-built film studio Third Rail Studios which was completed in the first phase.
The new 250,000-square-foot Serta Simmons Bedding headquarters will celebrate its topping out this week and delivers in February 2019, plus, an additional 1.3 million square feet of space is anticipated to deliver in the next 20 months.