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ABOUT OND

About Us

The City of South Fulton was created in 2017, formed from the unincorporated areas of south Fulton County. At inception, the City of South Fulton had a total population of 96,000. Today, it is estimated that the City’s population is 107,436, making it the eighth most populous city in Georgia and the second largest in Metro Atlanta.

Old National Highway, or Georgia State Highway 279 (State Route 279) is a two square mile commercial corridor located immediately south of Interstates 85/285, on the eastern edge of The City and containing the highest amount of population density. Local roads that transect Old National Highway within the study area include Godby Road, Jerome Road, Pleasant Hill Road, Lantern Lane, and Flat Shoals Road. 

Old National Highway is a key node identified for redevelopment by the City due to its ideal location off key transportation networks, adjacent to established residential developments, and of course its proximity to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a crucial economic driving force for the City and surrounding areas. 

The Old National Redevelopment District was established during the fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget formulation process, with the purpose of establishing a flagship program to administer key economic development initiatives and provide access to resources and incentives allowable under Georgia law.

Old National District area encompasses 953 total acres. The population within a one-mile radius of the corridor is approximately 9,000. Within a three-mile radius there are over 67,00 residents, and within a five-mile radius the population swells to nearly 144,000. It is also estimated that the population within a ten-mile radius of the corridor is 500,000. The total number of commercial establishments is estimated at 250 which includes the Harriston Square Office Park, an eleven-building office park which houses approximately forty business tenants.

The overall business mix along the corridor consists of retail establishments, personal and general services providers, and restaurants. Other uses include churches, government services, and social and educational services (childcare, learning academy, young adult ministry). The area is served by MARTA bus service and is near the College Park MARTA Rail Station, I-85, I-285, I-75, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (2022 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Study).

Our Goals

The following four goals were developed for the 2022 Old National Highway Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study to provide guidance and linkage to the Old National District (OND) redevelopment program:

  1. Encourage diversity of housing, employment, commercial, shopping, and recreation land uses that are accessible for all people.

  2. Provide access to a range of travel modes including transit, roadways, walking, and biking, as well as increase roadway connectivity to provide optimal access to all uses.

  3. Foster public-private partnerships and sustained community support that promotes the involvement of all stakeholders

  4. Encourage mixed-income residential neighborhoods, employment, shopping, and recreation options.

Economic Development Nodes

Bustling with potential, the Old National District is poised to be a premier entertainment, commercial and dining destination.

Old National Commons

The Old National Commons node located in City Council District 5 near the eastern edge of the City of South Fulton. Presently, this area has two apartment complexes which offer a unique redevelopment opportunity including vacant land with potential for infill development.

Old National Park

The Old National Park node is located on the east side of Old National Highway in City Council District 6 of the City of South Fulton. Old National Park is a mostly vacant 60-acre site. This focus area is well-suited for a new high-density mixed-use development over the long term.

Old National & Jonesboro Rd

The Old National and Jonesboro Road node is located in the southeastern corner of the City of South Fulton in City Council District 7. The area is relatively small in size but sufficient

enough for a small new development over the long-term that would include primarily neighborhood serving retail.

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