BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING AROUND TOWN!
Have you noticed some dirt moved, trees coming down, and general construction activity around downtown and Suwanee Town Center? We asked our citizens what they wanted, and they said, “More Town Center” – so we’re giving it to them!
Keep reading to learn more about any of these prominent projects around Suwanee.
SOLIS TOWN CENTER
Terwilliger Pappas, in partnership with Cal Atlantic and the Suwanee Downtown Development Authority, started development of Solis Town Center, a modern 4-5 story mixed-use development adjacent to Suwanee Town Center. The development will include 12,000 square feet of street level retail space fronting Buford Highway and 240-unit apartments above and adjacent to the commercial space. Set on about 12 acres, the property will also feature 70 luxury townhouses to the rear. The entire $75 million public-private development will wrap around a four-level parking deck that will provide additional public parking for visitors to Suwanee Town Center. The development is intended to complement and support the existing Suwanee Town Center which features a 10-acre, urbanstyle park, 100,000 square feet of retail space and 87,000 square feet of office space.
The construction of a better Buford Highway will begin this fall between McGinnis Ferry Road and George Pierce Park. Over the last several years, the Georgia Department of Transportation and city of Suwanee have been partnering to develop a design that enhances Buford Highway. The end result will be a better road that will handle a similar volume of traffic as today, but in a way that slows down vehicles while accommodating pedestrians and cyclists. Construction is expected to begin in the Fall of 2017 and last approximately 18 months.
TOWN CENTER PARK EXPANSION
The Suwanee City Council unanimously approved a master plan for a large, 25-acre extension of Town Center Park in September 2016. Situated behind the Suwanee library and PlayTown Suwanee on Suwanee Dam Road and Main Street, the property was purchased in 2002 from the DeLay family as an early acquisition of the community-driven open space initiative. The design of the yet-tobe- named park is influenced by the style and quality of Town Center Park, but is by no means a replica, and will have its own unique character, personality, and purpose.
The 6,000-square-foot brick building in Old Town – constructed around 1909 – is owned by the city’s Downtown Development Authority. The building is currently being renovated to “white box” condition in preparation for leasing or selling it to an end user.
STAY TUNED – BIG NEWS IS COMING FOR PIERCE’S CORNER!