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GM plant in Doraville, Ga.
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Mattress-maker Serta Simmons Bedding LLC will move into a new consolidated Atlanta headquarters in 2019.

According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Serta Simmons headquarters is widely expected to help launch the first phase of Assembly, the proposed $2 billion redevelopment of the former Doraville General Motors plant.

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Outside her Carver Hills house, Lola Williams points out Cosmo lying under a bush.

She isn’t sure how the three-year-old cat is going to handle the move. This neighborhood is all he’s known.

The same could be said for her. She’s lived in the Carver Hills community since the 1940s, when it was built by General Motors for black families displaced by the construction of its Doraville car plant.

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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Developers of the planned revitalization of the former GM plant in Doraville say they'll have to look into revising their plans if they don't get financing support from the DeKalb County School System.

DeKalb County School District’s superintendent and board chairman have not agreed to being part of a tax allocation district, which would help finance the infrastructure projects supporting the redevelopment, including pedestrian connections from the nearby MARTA station.

Developers say the deadline for that decision is June. 

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