VIDEO: A ‘ceremonial demolition’ at Gwinnett’s Olympic tennis venue
Credit: Chad Rhym
Gwinnett County Administrator Glenn Stephens, right, and Gwinnett Corrections Warden Darrell Johnson speak Tuesday before a press conference and "ceremonial demolition" at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center. Chad Rhym / Chad.Rhym@ajc.com
Gwinnett County began Tuesday afternoon the demolition of the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, a venue that was built for — and hosted events during — Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympics.
The tennis center will be completely demolished in the coming months and the county will open up the 24-acre site to proposals from private sector developers. They hope the property, whatever it eventually holds, will become the "Southern Gateway to Gwinnett."
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.