Taking properties from blight to bright – new ‘brownfield’ mapping tool details development opportunities for contaminated sites

While DeKalb County is booming, as people and businesses are drawn to the county’s array of cultural, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, there’s one area of opportunity that a new tool is bringing to light: Brownfields. Brownfields are former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental contamination. These could include former gas […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Funds Mercer University Trail Feasibility Study

Decatur Ga-Commissioner Patrick recently allocated $46,000 for the PATH Foundation to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of a trail that would connect Mercer University as part of the North Fork Peachtree Creek and Henderson Mill Creek trail systems. In 2020, the PATH Foundation entered into a master contract agreement with DeKalb County to […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Meets with PDK Director to Discuss Airport Expansion Plan

As the second largest airport in the state of Georgia, Commissioner Patrick recognizes the economic influence the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) has within District 1, the region, and the state. As several resident groups have voiced their concerns about the proposed expansion plans, Commissioner Patrick met with airport Director Mario Evans on several occasions to get […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Attends his First Decide DeKalb Board Meeting after Signing Oath

DECATUR, Ga.—DeKalb County District Commissioner Robert Patrick recently signedhis oath of office as a newly appointed board member of Decide DeKalb and attendedhis first meeting with the board today. Earlier this month, DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond appointed Commissioner Patrick tothe economic authority’s board. “I am honored to appoint Commissioner Robert Patrick to the Decide DeKalb […]