County will upgrade Gwinnett Place transit center

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Gwinnett County may take several steps to boost redevelopment in the Gwinnett Place Mall area. Among them: creating a zoning overlay district that would allow buildings up to 25 stories and converting the intersection of Satellite Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road into a large, park-like traffic circle.

But Gwinnett is already pushing another improvement that could be important to the area’s future: Replacing the transit transfer station at Gwinnett Place Mall.

Last week the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners requested $12.4 million worth of state grants for a variety of transit projects. Among them: $1.8 million for the transfer station. The money would be matched by federal and county funding to pay for the $4.6 million project.

In its pitch to the state, the county notes plans for “higher-density residential, overlay districts, greenways and other precursors to transit-oriented development” in the Gwinnett Place area.

The new transfer center could allow the county to expand bus service in the area. That could include more local service or more express routes to destinations like the Emory/CDC area or Sandy Springs/Perimeter Center.

You can read more about efforts to redevelop the Gwinnett Place area here.