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What's the latest addition to South Hall growth? A 248-unit apartment complex in Braselton
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Construction is underway on Noble Vines apartments at the corner of Spout Springs and Thompson Mill roads in Braselton on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. - photo by Austin Steele

A 248-unit apartment complex is joining the growth on Spout Springs Road in Braselton in South Hall.

Construction has started on the complex off Thompson Mill Road at the Gwinnett County line and next to Oaks at Braselton assisted living and memory care center.

The Noble Vines complex will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

Amenities include a pool, fitness center, car wash and a clubhouse, said Kevin Keller, Braselton’s planning and development director.

The complex could start leasing units in summer 2019 and be completed by early 2020, said Lee Terry, managing member of Claret Communities LLC, the developer.

As far as possible rent amounts, “we’re too far off to determine that,” Terry said in an email.

The area around the apartments has been in high-growth mode for several years, with shopping centers, restaurants and banks lining an area between the Gwinnett line and just north of Cody Drive.

Side streets are now also filling up, including a road behind a Publix-anchored shopping center, where The Venue at Friendship Springs is located.

Also under development nearby, off Thompson Mill Road, is an 860-home subdivision straddling Hall and Gwinnett counties. Build-out on the 385-acre subdivision is expected in 2025.

What drew Claret Communities to the area is “our research showed good projected job growth and an unfulfilled demand for high-quality rental housing,” Terry said.

Friendship Road/Ga. 347, which cuts through the area, leads to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton and a burgeoning hub of medical offices.

The four- and six-lane Friendship Road offers some traffic relief to an otherwise congested area.

In the works is a widening of Spout Springs Road between Thompson Mill Road and Union Circle. That project is the second phase of an overall Spout Springs widening, with the first phase between Hog Mountain Road in Flowery Branch to Union Circle.

The first phase could start next year.

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