In 2008, demolition began on the Essex Drive subdivision beside the Avenue at Webb Gin to make way for a new shopping complex. The homes were bought for a whopping $11 million, and subsequently destroyed, but the shopping center never came to fruition.
A total of 34 acres were created for development. (The Sola Fide Lutheran Church sold 12 acres.) Now, that area is consumed by weeds and stands empty.
However, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post, the land is now under new ownership.
"We are very excited to move forward with this project and are continuing to work with the adjacent neighborhoods to come up with a set of zoning conditions that will assure both sides of a successful development that will be an asset to the community," said Michael Sullivan, an attorney representing Scenic Capital in the land use hearings, to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The Gwinnett Municipal Planning Commission will hear more about the project Tuesday, Sept. 4, with a final decision planned for Sept. 25.