Gwinnett County Approves Atlanta Media Campus

Gwinnett County approves Atlanta Media Campus.

Hamilton Mill residents, did you know that Georgia has been the site of many filming locations, including “Wanderlust,” “Identity Thief,” “Flight,” “Due Date” and “Last Vegas”, as well as the upcoming movies “The Good Lie,” “The Familymoon” and “Dumb and Dumber To”?

Well it looks like movie making in Georgia will continue. Gwinnett County Planning commissioners just approved a project to develop The Atlanta Media Campus.  This will be the largest movie studio campus in the Southeast and will be located at Jimmy Carter and I85. The area, in need of economic stimulus, could be transformed by the project which will include movie studios, offices, a hotel and a college campus/film school, and will be built on an underutilized site where fiber optic cables are now made. The site will also have the largest back lot in the country. This project should be a key driver of economic development & job creation with the ‘live, work, play, learn’ lifestyle in Gwinnett, and has the potential to be “Gwinnett’s Atlantic Station”.

The approval is the culmination of nearly a decade of work to try to bring a catalyst project to the area off Jimmy Carter Boulevard in the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District. Atlanta Movie Studio got the green light on Tuesday, and will certainly be a huge economic stimulator and job creator for Gwinnett.

So what does that mean for us in Hamilton Mill Subdivision? Gwinnett has grown to be a large, diverse, and complex community. We are known for excellent homes, parks and schools. However, to continue, Gwinnett County must mature it’s infrastructure. We need good jobs within our boundaries. We need strong, profitable companies located here. We need a significant new and balanced emphasis on businesses and jobs to complement our existing commercial base and strong residential presence in the region.

And that is exactly what The Atlanta Media Campus should help do – it will provide revenue to Gwinnet County as the $926.4 million project is projected to bring in more than $15.2 million in annual property tax.

Development should begin in early 2015

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