Separately, the county bought a former Ingles grocery store at 1050 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. Officials will renovate the space to be used as a records retention and management facility.
The government paid $5.2 million for 11.3 acres, including the 87,393-square-foot store.
The existing Records Management Center at 455 Grayson Highway is nearing capacity. The new building will house records for courts and county departments as well as supplies for Gwinnett’s Office of Emergency Management.