Thursday, April 25, 2013
The location is the same site that was tied to a proposed gambling complex. The property is located adjacent to Peachtree Corners city limits.
Thursday, April 25
Editor's note: Peachtree Corners could be a big benefactor if the proposed project if approved and may be an easier sell than the gambling casino pitched earlier. The Norcross area could be the new home of the largest movie studio in the Southeast, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the studio is proposed to be built at the OFS site near I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Jacoby Development, which is also the developer behind Midtown's Atlantic Station, told the AJC that it plans to build a studio complex with at least 12 soundstages, totaling 400,000 square feet. The redevelopment also will include an "arts and media school surrounded by a mix of retail, office space and hotels on the site," according …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Developer Dan O'Leary no longer controls the property but says he's is not giving up on his vision of the $1 billion destination gambling facility.
Dan O'Leary, the developer behind the proposed $1 billion gambling complex in the Norcross area, says he no longer controls the property where he was planning on building the mega center. O'Leary told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they've extended the land contract seven times already on the OFS site, so they're taking a break from it. OFS is a fiber-optic company that only uses a portion of its multi-acre land off I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. The property is located in unincorporated Norcross. O'Leary has constantly promoted that the gambling complex would save the HOPE Scholarship. In addition to creating an annual estimate of $350 million for HOPE, the project would gain a projected $700 million in annual revenue and create …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Board chairman says he believes this is a public policy decision that should not rely solely on the board.
A local developer called his plan to bring a $1 billion destination gaming facility to Gwinnett County a "silver bullet" that will help save the HOPE scholarship. But Dan O'Leary's plan went over like a lead balloon when he pitched it Thursday afternoon to the Georgia Lottery Board. In addition to giving the project's bullet points (video lottery terminals, a hotel, offices, retail and dining, including a restaurant and bar from NFL star Herschel Walker), O'Leary emphasized how the gambling complex could make $350 million annually for the HOPE scholarship and pre-kindergarten. "Our proposed project is a silver bullet, and it's the only silver bullet that I'm aware of for fully funding both pre-K and HOPE now and for generations to come," …