Jason Combs

Jason Combs

Jason Combs is a consultant, entrepreneur, and writer with masters degrees in City Planning & Urban Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a long-time resident of the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District.

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Old Sears Building is a potential answer to several problems Old Sears Building is a potential answer to several problems Pet ideas abound for the conspicuous vacant structure, but here’s one that just might work February 08, 2017

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