More than three acres at the intersection of Hwys. 9 North and 136 are being cleared to make way for a new gas station and convenience store going in at the crossing.
Dawsonville Zoning Administrator Nalita Copeland on Friday said land disturbance permits have been issued for the property, which was rezoned from restricted single family residential to highway business in November.
Mayor James Grogan said he is excited to see work get underway on the development.
"We started working on that project about a year or so ago. I think it's going to be great," he said. "We need something like a gas station on that side of town.
"It would be really nice when you're headed up to [Hwy.] 136 or toward Dahlonega to have a convenience store there."
There are also plans for the northeast corner of the intersection, according to Grogan.
"Dawson Millworks is going in. They're planning to build a small building on the lot. They do sharpening for tools of some sort," he said.