Council Member Spotlight: Jacoby Development, Inc.


Council for Quality Growth member Jacoby Development, Inc. is undertaking a project to redevelop the area where the Ford plant was once located near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The last large contiguous piece of property adjacent to Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport – at the intersection of the interstate and Hapeville’s central artery, where the Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant was previously located – is home to Aerotropolis Atlanta, another pioneering, mixed use brownfield redevelopment by Jacoby Development, Inc., (JDI) which redeveloped Atlantic Steel into Atlanta Station at the heart of Atlanta.

The area is zoned for 6.5 million square feet of Class-A office, hotel, conference center, retail, data center, business park, and a 4000-space airport parking facility on 120 acres – has already attracted Porche Cars North America’s headquarters in an approximately $100 million, 220,000-square-foot build-to-suit building on nearly 27 acres. The development will have a global focus to capitalize on the new international terminal.
The Council for Quality Growth would like to commend Jacoby Development, Inc. for undertaking this massive project. The redevelopment of brownfield sites is an important aspect of economic development in Atlanta and state of Georgia as a whole.