Metro Atlanta’s designation as the Hollywood of the South is continuing to gain traction, thanks to the announcement that Gwinnett County could soon be home to the state’s largest move studio, the Atlanta Media Campus. Located at the intersection of I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross, Jacoby Development Inc. recently stated that the new facility could be up and running as early as this summer.
The developer is opening up seven sound stages during the first phase of construction in a building owned by OFS that was once used to manufacture fiber optic cable. This phase of the $1 billion investment could be complete within three to six months after the scheduled April closing.
With 125 acres of planned development, this location will become the fourth largest studio lot in the country, and it could potentially employee hundreds of people on the sets. The studio is expected to provide jobs at every income level while also bringing in high-end restaurants, housing and businesses to the surrounding area, which would make it a great asset to the local, and even regional, economy.
Jacoby Development was also the developer for Atlantic Station, which revived East Atlanta, and they have hope that this project can do the same for the Jimmy Carter area. Jacoby plans to make the campus a live, learn, work and play area that will incorporate film production facilities with office, retail, student housing and higher-education uses, including a film school.
According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Hollywood producers are already planning big-budget projects at the studio. The current location was even recently used for shooting portions of “Fast and Furious 7,” prior to the pause in production following the death of Paul Walker.
The addition of the Atlanta Media Campus is just one more thing that makes Gwinnett County great. With some of the highest ranked schools in the state, a plethora of business and cultural opportunities and a convenient location near downtown Atlanta, Gwinnett County is the perfect location for families of all sizes. For more information on new homes available in Gwinnett County, click here.