A developer wants to bring more than 250 new apartments to the Mall of Georgia area.
The apartments are proposed for a 22-acre tract on Laurel Crossing Parkway, a street that juts off of Ga. 20 about half a mile north of Coolray Field, the home of the Gwinnett Braves baseball team. The property is also just across I-85 from the Mall of Georgia.
Pedcor Investments LLC recently filed documents with the Gwinnett County planning commission asking for the property to be rezoned to a classification that will allow for multifamily housing. The site is currently zoned for office-industrial and business districts.
Pedcor wants to build 256 apartments spread across 10 different buildings.
“The proposed development would also include a clubhouse and several amenities for residents,” planning documents said, “including outdoor recreation areas, fitness center, business center and a pool.”
The planning commission is scheduled to consider the rezoning proposal at its Sept. 5 meeting. The county’s Board of Commissioners would have final say on the proposal.
Before taking over the AJC's morning newsletter, Tyler Estep worked as a reporter covering DeKalb County, its government and its people. A Gwinnett County native and University of Georgia graduate, he has been with the AJC since 2015. He previously covered his home county and served stints on the paper's hyperlocal and breaking news teams.