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Where: At the intersection of Duluth Highway and Satellite Boulevard in Duluth.

What: A 35,600-square-foot retail center that will feature roughly 20 stores. A few of the confirmed stores will be a Chinese restaurant, a laundry and a sporting goods store.

When will construction be complete: September

ZONING CASES - ACTION TAKEN: The following action was taken by the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners on July 17.

1. Approved with conditions as R-100 modified A requested rezoning from agriculture-residential to zero lot line/townhomes for 11.38 acres west of Dacula. The property is at the 2100 block of American Legion Road. The applicant is Home Crafters Inc., Jefferson. The owners are Robert L. and Carolyn Cudger, Jonesboro, T.S. Summerour, Timothy Summerour Jr., Wilma Ruth Summerour and Frank Bailey, Lawrenceville and Vernelle McDaniel, East Point. RZR-07-017

2. Approved with conditions as R-100 modified A rezoning request from agriculture-residential to modified single-family residential for 19.67 acres east of Buford to be developed as a 51-unit subdivision and a special-use permit to allow the modifications. The property is at the 2400 block of Kilgore Road. The applicant is Kilgore Road Development, Buford, and the owners are Jimmy Littlefield and Francine Kochel, Buford. RZR-07-015, SUP-07-017

3. Approved with conditions A requested special-use permit to allow a towing/wrecker service on 5 acres south of Duluth. The property is at the 2700 block of Simpson Circle. The applicant is Statewide Wrecker Service, Lilburn and the owner is Robert Brett Slack, Norcross. SUP-07-067

4. Approved with conditions A requested rezoning from light industrial to commercial for .82 acres south of Duluth to be developed as an automobile repair shop and a special-use permit to allow the business. The property is at the 4300 block of Buford Highway. The applicant and owner is John Echeverry, Norcross. RZC-07-042, SUP-07-018

5. Tabled to Aug. 21 A requested rezoning from low-density residential to commercial for 33.87 acres north of Snellville to be developed as a shopping center. The property is at the 1200 block of Scenic Highway. The applicant is Strategic Realty Group, Lawrenceville, and the owner is Sola Fide Church, et al, Lawrenceville. RZC-07-044

6. Denied without prejudice A requested rezoning from low-density residential to commercial for 3.34 acres south of Snellville to be developed as a convenience store with gas pumps. The property is at the 3800 block of Rosebud Road and the 1500 block of Old Loganville Road. The applicant is Majors Management LLC, Lawrenceville and the owner is Terry Chaffin, Lawrenceville. RZC-07-045

7. Approved with conditions A requested rezoning from low-density residential to office-institutional for 2.82 acres north of Dacula to be developed as an office/professional center. The property is at the 2000-2100 block of Gravel Springs Road. The applicant and owner is Dale Brown, Buford. RZC-07-051

8. Tabled to Aug. 21 A requested rezoning from agriculture-residential to commercial for 10.73 acres south of Braselton to be developed as a drug store, restaurants and an ice cream shop. The property is at the 700-800 block of Auburn Road and the 3400 block of Fence Road. The applicant is Wilwat Properties, Atlanta. The owners are Su-Tzu Huang Living Trust and James Thomas Maddox, Dacula, Mark and Telia Hanks, Loganville, and Charity Folsom, Winder. RZC-07-038, RZC-08-031, RZC-08-032

9. Approved with conditions A requested special-use permit to allow automobile sales on 1.22 acres south of Norcross. The property is at the 6200 block of Buford Highway. The applicant is Nassrollah Hakimi and ACR Cars, Norcross, and owner is Capital Land, Norcross. SUP-07-068

10. Denied A requested special-use permit to allow a tire store on .72 acres south of Norcross. The property is at the 5000 block of Jimmy Carter Boulevard. The applicant is Alfred Schillaci, Monroe, and owner is Fereydoun Taslimi, Atlanta. SUP-07-069

11. Denied A requested special-use permit to allow a church on 2.56 acres zoned industrial south of Berkeley Lake. The property is at the 4400 block of Peachtree Lakes Drive. The applicant is Chong Reiten, Duluth, and owner is Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Duluth. SUP-07-070

12. Tabled to Aug. 21 A requested special-use permit to allow a building height increase for a five-story office building on 6.45 acres east of Duluth. The property is at the 2200 block of Northmont Parkway. The applicant is True Vine Land Planning and Engineering of Braselton, and owner GCMT2, Duluth. SUP-07-071

13. Approved with conditions A requested special-use permit to allow mini-warehouses on 8.79 acres northeast of Lilburn. The property is at the 3700 block of Lawrenceville Highway. The applicant is Keystone Development Services, Lawrenceville, and owner is Kelly Square Partnership, Lawrenceville. SUP-07-073

14. Tabled to Aug. 21 A requested special-use permit to allow a building-height increase for an eight-story hotel on 3.2 acres west of Braselton. The property is at the 2700 block of Hamilton Mill Road. The applicant is Imperial Investments Group, Lawrenceville, and owner is Dray Investors, Atlanta. SUP-07-074

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS - The following are development permits received by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department. Developers have submitted plans for these sites but have not received the Planning and Development Department's OK to begin clearing the land. Permit applications received July 13.

1. Where: 3927 Woodward Mill Road, Buford

What: Contract 2 reuse pipeline

2. Where: 550 Rock Springs Road, Lawrenceville

What: Rock Springs Park

3. Where: 4871 Spout Springs Road, Buford

What: Spout Springs Road tract, 40-lot single-family subdivision

4. Where: 2500 block of Gravel Springs Road, Buford

What: Gravel Springs 135-lot townhouse subdivision

5. Where: 1798 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville

What: Sunny Hill Road Tract, 38-lot senior-oriented subdivision

DEVELOPMENT PERMITS ISSUED - Here's a look at development permits issued by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department. A development permit allows the developer to clear and grade the land, but it does not give the go-ahead for building the structure. Issued July 13.

6. Where: 1190 Progress Center Ave., Lawrenceville

What: Meritex Cedars office building

7. Where: 6320 Buford Highway, Doraville

What: Ace Auto Center

8. Where: 2930 Old Norcross Road, Duluth

What: Old Norcross Plaza

9. Where: 1620 Buford Dam Road

What: Contract 3 outfall and diffuser

10. Where: 2810 Simpson Circle, Norcross

What: Simpson Circle tract 1A

11. Where: Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville

What: Old Peachtree subdivision, 35-lot, zero lot line subdivision

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"What's going on here?" is a weekly column 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 Ryan Crawford, business reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1304, or e-mail him at ryan.crawford@gwinnettdailypost.com.