Jon Guven of Guven's Fine Jewelry is also an investor in the project, which is expected to cost about $180 million, the news release said.
The development would feature 162,000 square feet of retail space, including a grocery store and a family entertainment center. It also would feature 76,000 square feet of offices, 541 apartments, 42 condominiums and a 21-story hotel that would become Gwinnett’s tallest building.
The tallest now is the 17-story Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta hotel on Pleasant Hill Road.
An attorney for the developers has called the project "a new center of gravity for the Mall of Georgia area and the I-85 corridor."
Tuesday's news release said that the first phase of construction could begin in the second quarter of 2017. That phase will include 23,000 square feet of retail and 336 apartments.