Mixed-use retirement community pitched near busy Gwinnett intersection

UPDATE: The Gwinnett planning commission tabled its decision on this proposal during its March meeting. It is now scheduled to be taken up at its April 9 meeting.

ORIGINAL STORY, PUUBLISHED FEB. 5, 2018: A sizable retirement community with a mixed-use aspect is being proposed for property near a busy Gwinnett County intersection. 

A previous proposal to build homes and apartments on the land — which is situated just east of the intersection of Scenic Highway an Webb Gin House Road — riled neighbors for months before it was ultimately shot down.

MORE: Where did Webb Gin House Road get its name? 

The new proposal suggests building more than 400 senior-oriented units on the 56-acre property. That would include 367 “independent and assisted living” units and a separate, 55-bed memory care facility.

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According to documents filed with Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs and the Gwinnett County planning commission, the development would also include just over 77,000 square feet of potential office and retail space.

The 56-acre site near Webb Gin House Road and Scenic Highway where a new "mixed-use" senior living community is proposed. (Credit: Gwinnett County planning documents)

The proposal, which is being brought by ASC Acquisitions LLC, would require a rezoning and two special use permits. The requests for those changes are on the agenda for the planning commission’s Tuesday meeting, though consideration of the matter could be reschduled.

The planning commission’s ruling on the project would not be final. It would still have to be voted on by Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners.

In 2016, another developer proposed building hundreds of residences — including 300 apartments — on the same property where the senior living community is now pitched. That proposal was eventually voted down by the Board of Commissioners.

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