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What's Going On Here

Where: Ga. Highway 120 (Duluth Highway) and Purcell Road

What: Looking west toward Duluth on Ga. 120, Portrait Homes is building 130 townhomes. Across from that project, Southeastern Property Development is adding 76 two- and three-bedroom condos. The development will be called Orchards of Sugarloaf Parc.

When did construction start: Developers began clearing land for both developments in July.

When will construction end: Portrait plans to have the townhomes on the market by April 2006. Southeastern could not be reached to find out its completion date on the Orchards of Sugarloaf Parc.

Other construction

At least 160 single-family homes are being built by Kalidescope Land Development on New Hope Road one mile east of Simonton Road.

A new upscale nightclub will renovate the now-closed Georgia Theater Company movie theater outside of Gwinnett Place Mall.

n Empty lot at the former Gwinnett Plaza shopping center on Satellite Boulevard in Duluth will become part of an expansion of Gwinnett Place Ford.

Satellite Park is a joint development between Gary Holding Corp. and Crescent Development Inc. Crescent is building office town houses on 11 acres at Satellite Boulevard about half a mile north of Old Peachtree Road.

Gwinnett County Congregate Personal Care Home is building a 103,000-square-foot building at Five Forks Trickum Road and Ronald Reagan Parkway.

Hedgewood Properties is building nearly 160 residential units within walking distance of downtown Norcross on Thrasher Street near Rock-Tenn. Co.

Sage Software is building its regional headquarters on North Brown Road next to BioLab Inc.

The former Buffalo's Cafe at Ga. Highway 120 and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road will be turned into a Hooters restaurant.

A residential development with 353 homes and townhomes called Three Bridges is being built at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Suwanee Dam Road.

A new Sonic fast-food restaurant will be built on Riverside Parkway in Lawrenceville beside the QuikTrip gas station.

The newest branch of the Gwinnett Public Library will be built at 700 Grayson Parkway between Barnett and Rock Springs roads.

Wood Crossing Plaza is being built at the Mall of Georgia on Woodward Crossing Boulevard. It will be a strip center with Men's Classic Warehouse as its anchor tenant. Tenants should be able to move in this month.

New offices are being built at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Reps Miller Road. Construction will end early next year.

Medieval Times will build a nearly 90,000-square-foot castle/restaurant in an anchor spot vacated by The Home Co. at Discover Mills Mall. It is slated to open in summer 2006.

Wesleyan school is building tennis courts on Spalding Drive to open in the fall.

A new USTA (United States Tennis Association) office building is being built on Spalding Drive just west of Peachtree Parkway.

n The NorthPoint Group Inc. is launching Gwinnett Place Commons, a 130,000-square-foot office project on North Berkeley Lake Road behind the Wal-Mart Supercenter. It will be class-A office space. The project is estimated to be completed in December.

Gwinnett County Fire Station No. 12 is being built at 2815 Lenora Church Road.

New medical offices are being built on Walter Boulevard in Lawrenceville. The project will house the Cardiovascular Group.