Other examples include the OFS fiber optic plant near Jimmy Carter Boulevard at I-85 and the proposed Venture Drive overlay zoning district near Gwinnett Place Mall.
The development approved Tuesday is substantially different than the one that cleared the county planning commission earlier this month. It includes more apartments and less office and retail space.
No one spoke against the project at Tuesday’s public hearing. Nonetheless, commissioners imposed some restrictions. The developer cannot build more than 541 apartments, and no more than 8 percent of those can be three-bedroom apartments.
“We’ve learned that three-bedroom apartments make a much bigger impact on the number of kids,” Chairman Charlotte Nash said. “We’re conscious of what the impact might be on the school system.”