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(NORCROSS, Ga.) -- A 400,000-square-foot movie studio is planned for space along Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County, in the latest proposal to revitalize an under-used site currently used to develop fiber-optic cables.

The studio is part of a 100-acre mixed-used project proposed by Jacoby Development, which built Atlantic Station.

"The dozen sound stages that we build first will be full from the day they open," Jacoby Development chairman Jim Jacoby said in a statement. "The campus will be complemented by an arts and media education center in partnership with a leading higher education institution -- plus a mix of housing, retail, hotel, office and entertainment to complement and support it."

The fiber-optic company OFS plans to continue to use 60 acres at the location.

Jacoby said the sale of the land will likely close by the end of 2013, and that the first phase of the development will open in early 2014.

(11alive.com)

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