Lou Sobh Ford Redevelopment

Date posted: April 5, 2008 Location: 1665 Scott Blvd. in Decatur. (See Tax Assessor map) Developer: Concordia Properties LLC in Roswell Summary: The 10-acre site is currently under contract to Concordia Properties LLC in Roswell, which plans to develop a 300,000-square-foot shopping center on the site, according to the developer's site plans. DeKalb County's zoning on the site, commercial redevelopment corridor, allows retail, office, condominium, townhouses, industrial and mixed-use development, according to county planning officials. Jim Cunningham, vice president of Lou Sobh Automotive, said the area "is going through an urban transition and becoming more dense." The dealership land now has a higher and better use, he said. "The value of the land has matured beyond the return for a car dealership," Cunningham said