In the 1980s, Chamblee began to see its fabric change dramatically. Many large manufacturing sites downsized or closed. The City was faced with a dwindling tax base and the loss of population as young workers followed jobs to the fast-growing northern suburbs. At the same time, refugees and immigrants, drawn to the employment potentials of metro Atlanta and the affordable housing found in Chamblee, began repopulating many neighborhoods along Buford Highway. The 1990 Census dramatically outlined the change in demographics for Chamblee. Seeing this shift in population as a positive step, the City Council developed new zoning that would address the special needs for such a diverse community. The International Village overlay was the first zoning in metro Atlanta that allowed for mixed-use development and championed livable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. The City was rewarded for its efforts by multi-million dollar redevelopment efforts along Buford Highway and throughout the designated International Village area. At the same time, the City moved to protect its historic town center by designating a Central Business District. Home to the nationally-recognized "Antique Row", this area works to preserve the history of the City while providing for modern redevelopment opportunities. As Chamblee moves into the 21st century, its history is being written in a multitude of languages. From its foundation as a southern rail town, its people have built a progressive urban city that is eagerly awaiting its next transformation.
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