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Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall
Dump trucks make their way in and out of the new Del Webb at Chateau Elan site Friday morning as construction begins on the 860-home subdivision on Thompson Mill Road. The new development will remove the portion of Grand Reunion Drive that connects Thompson Mill with Friendship Road.

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga. 347.

Now it’s being erased entirely, replaced by what will be part of a new 860-lot active-adult community straddling Hall and Gwinnett counties in Braselton.

Construction on Del Webb at Chateau Elan is well underway off the section of Thompson Mill Road jutting off Spout Springs Road and ending in a cul-de-sac just east of the former Reunion entrance.

Del Webb, an active adult company within Atlanta-based PulteGroup, has “received a site development permit for Phase 1,” said Kevin D. Keller, Braselton planning and development director. “That is the permit they are undertaking development activities.”

Phase 1 has about 200 lots, Keller said.

“We have not been informed how many phases they plan on breaking it into,” he added.

PulteGroup officials couldn’t be reached for comment.

Nate Van Epp, former vice president for land planning, said last year, as rezoning and annexation requests tied to the development were winding through Braselton government, that the company expected to begin selling homes in summer 2017.

And with home prices in the $200,000 to $400,000 range, the neighborhood would target residents 55 and older, he said.

Build-out was expected in 2025.

A website for the development says the neighborhood will have 11 home designs with floor plans showing 1-5 bedrooms.

Prices are “coming soon,” the site says.

The 385-acre subdivision will be near the Chateau Elan resort in Braselton and less than a mile from Village at Deaton Creek, another Del Webb project that is built out.

Village at Deaton Creek is off Friendship Road/Ga. 347 next to the 100-bed Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton in South Hall.

The development will feature a fitness center, hobby and game rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and sporting facilities.

“An active day of pickleball ends with an evening swim in the resort-style pool or a game of cards with friends, followed by a glass of Autumn Blush as the day fades into dusk,” the website states.