Gwinnett commissioners will consider extending research corridor

Along the Ga. 316 corridor to the Barrow County line, Gwinnett County commissioners are expected to approve a change in future plans that will encourage more research and development construction in that area.

The Tuesday vote would change Gwinnett County’s future development map and its planning documents to reflect that county leaders want to extend what’s called the Research and Development Character Area.

The move “will serve to enhance the County’s messaging and vision for this Corridor as a prime location for R&D related business and investment,” according to a memo from Gwinnett County planning director Bryan Lackey to members of the board.

Local leaders have long been trying to increase the amount of technology and development companies that locate along Ga. 316.

Commissioners will hold a public hearing about the proposal during their 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. They will also consider whether to extend a moratorium on applications for new adult entertainment establishments until late October, while the planning department continues to study the effects of adult entertainment. The study was originally supposed to be completed this month.