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Unveiling Auburn’s New Municipal Complex

Auburn, GA: The heart of any thriving city beats within its infrastructure, and for Auburn, a significant milestone marked a leap forward for the downtown core. On Friday, April 26, the city celebrated the grand opening of its new Municipal Complex. This state-of-the-art City Hall/Police Department facility will help address the growing city’s needs and […]

Dave Schmit inducted into Construction Hall of Fame

On October 8, 2022, Dave Schmit was inducted into the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management Construction Hall of Fame. Initiated in 1982, the goal of the Construction Hall of Fame is to honor those who have truly distinguished themselves in the construction profession. Nominees are distinguished  not only because they […]

Harmony Community Plan Revealed for Downtown Auburn

Auburn, Georgia – City leaders partnered with Schmit + Associates in late 2017 to extend the downtown area, develop a new municipal complex, connect with the historic district and bring walkable vibrancy to the city core. Three years and a pandemic later, with plans complete and public financing in place, work on the site is […]

The “Hidden Figures” Behind Assembly

Pictured – Former Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman, DeKalb County CEO and former DeKalb County School Superintendent Michael Thurmond, Executive Director at Georgia Regional Transportation Authority & State Road and Tollway Authority Chris Tomlinson Building an Economic Engine Required Many Players Much has been written recently about the exciting plans taking shape at Assembly, the 165-acre […]


Pivotal properties and downtown transformation

For almost 8 years, Dave devoted countless hours as a volunteer with the Roswell Downtown Development Authority. Among the major projects the DDA tackled during that time, was the redevelopment of the long-struggling ‘Skillet’ property on Alpharetta Hwy in the heart of Roswell. After an arduous RFP process to select the right development partner, Dave […]

Transforming Doraville

As the first Owners came online at Assembly, Dave Schmit shared some of the vision and work behind this massive 165-acre redevelopment project. After almost a decade sitting idle, the site of the former GM auto assembly plant is coming back to life.  Interviewed by Todd Schnick and Carol Morgan on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, […]

Dave Schmit On Roswell, GA

Roswell Magazine recently set out on a mission to expand their local coverage, using talks with some of the city’s more involved residents. Each person would be asked the same question: “What would you change first if you were publisher of Roswell Magazine for a day?” After identifying 10 community leaders to speak with, Publisher […]

Auburn, GA Holds Downtown Redevelopment Charrette

Auburn’s vision for its downtown district began to take shape – visually – in a 3-day charrette, August 22-24, 2018. Gathering at TSW Planners, Architects and Landscape Architectsheadquarters in Atlanta, their professionals worked with engineers, city officials, partners, and citizens talked through options. Sketcheswere then created to help illustrate the plan. At the big reveal […]

Roswell Court debuts in Downtown Roswell

ROSWELL, GA, March 22, 2018 – Roswell celebrates the opening of Roswell Court, a newly completed project blending luxury homes, neighborhood office and quiet retail. At the corner of Norcross and Forrest Streets, it’s less than ½ mile from Canton Street, and well within walking distance to all the festivals, shops and dining of Historic […]