Townhomes going in near Pleasant Hill Lowe's

"What's going on here?" is a weekly column that appears in the Sunday business section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Douglas Sams, business reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1321, or e-mail him at doug.sams@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Where: Pleasant Hill Road next to Lowe's

What: D.R. Horton builders is developing 34 townhomes, calling the project Creekside Manor

When did construction start?: About a month ago

When will construction end?: The first townhomes could begin to stake shape early next year

Other construction

Poblano's Mexican restaurant at Scenic Highway and Webb Gin House Road is basically complete and so is the interior, but work on the parking lot and entrance appear bogged down. There are no signs posted on the building announcing an opening date, and efforts to reach the owners were


A demolition crew is gutting the former Home Co. so Medieval Times can build its castle/restaurant in the former anchor spot held by The Home Co. at Discover Mills. The restaurant will open summer 2006.

Richport Properties held its groundbreaking Thursday to donate proceeds from the sale of a $226,000 home to a hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast city.

Richport Properties is working with sponsors to construct the hurricane relief house.

Environmental cleanup of a former gas station's underground fuel tanks is going on at Pleasant Hill Road and Buford Highway. The Department of Transportation is preparing the intersection for a major overhaul and is close to assigning the project to contractors. The plan is to improve the traffic-clogged intersection by running Pleasant Hill Road under Buford Highway and the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing.