The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, to approve the $23 million purchase of 39 acres at the Gwinnett Place Mall site by the county’s Urban Redevelopment Agency.
The URA is an agency established by the board of commissioners in 2009 with the task of “rehabilitation, conservation or redevelopment” of areas within the county. The agency is governed by the five members of the board of commissioners.
The property is being purchased from Gwinnett Place Mall, which has owned the parcels at the core of the 90-plus acre retail development since 2013.
“This will be a tremendous asset for Gwinnett,” said Charlotte Nash, chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. “We’ve been working for a number of years to purchase this property that is central to our community’s geography and its recent history.
“There’s incredible opportunity here,” Nash continued, “and I believe that with careful planning and involvement from the community we can create a redevelopment that will be a place of pride for every Gwinnett resident.”
The county will soon begin a comprehensive planning process to explore ways to redevelop the site with the Department of Planning and Development, the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District and county residents.
— Staff Reports