Visitors who drive through Norcross on Buford Highway see an assortment of land uses along the corridor.

There are shopping centers, used car lots, auto repair businesses, gas stations, some pawn shops, a 24-hour sauna, an extended stay hotel, office buildings, a couple of town home communities, auto parts stores, a car wash, fast food restaurants, a post office, a soon-to-open library and a new five-story apartment building.

Residential, commercial and green space planned for Jimmy Carter Node

The Beaver Ruin Node has more office and retail focus — and includes a Boys and Girls Club

Plans are already in motion

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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