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Old 04-15-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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The owners of troubled Gwinnett Place Mall have big plans for the property, once considered a crown jewel in the region.
But those plans — for more restaurants, green space, offices, a hotel and residences on the property — are far from imminent.

The possibility that redevelopment could take a while, if it comes at all, has local business leaders looking for ways they can breathe new life into the surrounding area, long considered Gwinnett’s downtown, regardless of the mall’s fate.

“Right now, people are hungry for … the plan to redevelop this area,” said Joe Allen, director of the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | www.myajc.com
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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I thought they had a plan already:

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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I thought they had a plan already:
Looks like a Le Corbusier nightmare.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That's an old, dead proposal from several years ago.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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Sounds more like trying to survive when you bring in "medical facility" , offices, and college/learning center into old pre-existing buildings from what i've seen at other malls.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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Precisely! You shown me a thriving mall that has a medical facility and college in it and I'll show you Greenbriar Mall.

Moonbeam is useless. Gwinnett Place is done.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:59 PM
 
Location: GA
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JC Penney recently closed. It's like a ghost town.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, they need to give it up and totally tear down most - if not all of the mall. Sears might want to stay, since this is the only one within a wide area. Not sure about Macy's.

This is still a very vibrant area that is changing rapidly, and has been for a while (and for the better, recently). The mall is in a prime spot, but it needs to be totally re-worked and reconfigured. The potential is unlimited with the right design and mix of uses tailored to the market.

If the MARTA expansion happens and the studio complex at Jimmy Carter comes into play, this area could be Downtown Gwinnett.

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:23 PM
 
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Right now, the only "revitalization" that Gwinnett Place Mall appears to be headed for is the wrecking ball.

The current mall structure very likely may be too dated to be truly revitalized in an era where enclosed regional malls seem to be on their way out of style unless they have some kind of niche market of sorts (like a Lenox Square).

JMatl makes an excellent point that it would likely take some kind of expansion of regional high-capacity passenger rail service into the area (like MARTA Heavy Rail Transit service) for the area to prosper again.

And even if high-capacity passenger rail service were to be expanded into the area, the current enclosed mall structure surrounded by a large parking lot would most likely be too dated for revitalization and would likely need to be replaced with 21st Century-style high-density mixed-use transit-oriented development built around a rail transit stop.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:47 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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Gwinnett Place has been terrible for as long as I can remember. I think maybe back in the 90s it was ok. Sears is the only reason I go over there.
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