Doraville is known for its international cuisine, grocery stores and minority-owned businesses dotting Buford Highway.

But the historic heart of the north Atlanta suburb has fallen into disrepair, as major transportation projects obscured it from the rest of the metro area. Unlike neighboring cities, Doraville lacks a central place for residents, workers and visitors to casually interact with one another.

Kaufman Capital Partners is determined to change that. On Tuesday, Doraville Mayor Joseph Geierman signed an agreement with the Atlanta-based development and investment firm to create a city center. The plan could include apartments, shops, restaurants, offices, government operations, greenspace and other uses.

Read the full article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle here.