Suwanee’s “downtown” encompasses two distinct, vibrant areas: historic Old Town with a quaint commercial area along Main Street and the emerging award-winning Town Center.
While largely residential, Old Town also includes Suwanee’s super playground, PlayTown Suwanee; the Suwanee branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library; an outdoor pavilion where small community events are held; an historic red caboose, and a charming office/retail area. Through its Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the City of Suwanee is committed to maintaining the unique charm of Old Town and to revitalizing its economic potential. The DDA owns one of the buildings in Old Town and is working to attract private developers interested in recreating the economic vitality of the historic building, which since 1910 has been a general store, silent movie theater, antique shop, and doctor’s office.
Suwanee’s downtown revitalization efforts have earned it accreditation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program. In order to be designated a Main Street community, a city must demonstrate a commitment to the physical improvement of buildings and public spaces, aggressive promotion and image building, and economic development of the downtown area.
For more information about Suwanee’s downtown area, including space availability, please contact our Downtown Suwanee Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770/945-8996.