Hartsfield-Jackson concentrates on airport area, Dawson property for development

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For years, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been sitting on dormant land surrounding the airfield, as well as massive tracts it owns in Dawson County and in Paulding County.

Now, the airport is looking for a real estate consultant to determine how to develop some of the property.

The land around Hartsfield-Jackson is part of a vision for an “aerotropolis” of commercial development.

Airport aerial photo

Aerial view of Atlanta airport. Credit: Hartsfield-Jackson

The Dawson property, which is close to the North Georgia Premium Outlets, is “just a really good location,” said airport real estate manager Lynn Smith.

City of Atlanta Dawson Forest tract

Part of the city of Atlanta’s tract in the Dawson Forest

But the airport has different plans for the 9,400 acres it owns in Paulding County.

To learn more about why Hartsfield-Jackson’s general manager sees the Paulding land as a “special type of situation,” read more on myajc.com.


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