“Third Rail Studios” will be Georgia’s newest film and television production studio, located at the site of the former GM plant in Doraville, Georgia.
The first phase of construction will be an adaptive reuse of an existing 130,000 SF building to accommodate 60,000 SF of sound stages, 20,000 SF of production support plus mill shops, related vendor spaces and administrative offices. At full buildout the media complex will be a 270,000-square-foot-facility becoming the first film studio of its magnitude north of Atlanta and inside the I-285 Perimeter.
The name “Third Rail Studios,” was chosen as a reference to the three rail lines that previously served the General Motors Doraville Assembly Plant as well as the creative energy the media production community will bring to the development. The now defunct rail lines will be preserved and integrated within the landscape, akin to New York City’s Highline. The studios will anchor the “Yards District,” portion of the GM site, a one of a kind destination for dining, housing, entertainment, parks, art, retail, manufacturing and business. Third Rail’s location will provide direct access to multiple forms of public transportation and major interstates as well as amenities such as food and entertainment.
PHase one TO BE complete end of year 2015