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VHB’s Gwinnett Place Revitalization Proposal Gets the Nod

The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District’s (GPCID) board of directors recently selected planning firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) to lead the revitalization strategy of Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, GA. Gwinnett County’s Urban Development Agency acquired the 1.3-million-square-foot property this past April. 

For the Gwinnett Place Mall revitalization project, VHB is partnering with Atlas Technical Consultants, LLC; Perez Planning + Design, LLC; Purpose Possible, LLC; Retail Development Strategies, LLC; Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP and the Center for Pan Asian Community Services.  

“VHB was very honored to have our proposal chosen by the Gwinnett Place Mall site revitalization strategy’s Project Management Team,” said VHB’s Allison Stewart-Harris. “This is no ordinary planning project. We have listened and developed a tailored approach to ensure Gwinnett County community members, area stakeholders, property owners, local businesses and others have a say in the future revitalization of the Gwinnett Place Mall site.” 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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