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Highpoint Medical Center in Braselton could open by mid-July
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A medical building housing The Longstreet Clinic and Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic is expected to open in mid-July.

More medical options for residents in the South Hall area could be available this summer.

The first phase of the $75 million Highpoint Medical Center, off Friendship Road/Ga. 347 on the Gwinnett-Hall County line, is set to open in mid-July, said Frank Norton Jr., CEO of The Norton Agency, which is developing the project.

The 43,000-square-foot building will house The Longstreet Clinic and Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic.

Pediatric, obstetrics and gynecological, orthopedics, general surgery, neurosurgery, internal medicine and imaging services will be offered, according to Highpoint’s website.

Future expansion will include a full-service pharmacy and other health care services.

“We are starting planning for our second building and talking to tenants now,” Norton said.

The eventual 22-acre campus also will feature several buildings totaling 250,000 square feet, trails built around a manmade pond, waterfalls, walking trails and dining areas, according to the real estate firm.

The campus is near Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, which opened in April 2015, and an otherwise burgeoning medical/retail area.

“We are seeing the emergence of a new city” at Friendship Road and nearby Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211, Norton said. “We’re going to be seeing a major low- and mid-rise community. You’ll see multiple-story buildings at this intersection.”

Neighboring the Highpoint Medical Center is a planned retail development along Ga. 211 and between Friendship Road and Thompson Mill Road.

Earlier this week, Braselton Town Council approved a permit for Chick-fil-A to build a restaurant with a drive-thru on property off Ga. 211 at Thompson Mill Road.

The 5,000-square-foot eatery also will feature an indoor playground, according to the application from Chick-fil-A and the property owner, Auburn-based Highpointe Properties.

Company officials have declined to give details on the project “until we receive all approvals/permits,” spokeswoman Kristen Ferretti said Wednesday.

Otherwise, a Dunkin Donuts also is looking to locate on the retail site, said Kevin Keller, Braselton’s planning and development director.

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