The City of Suwanee Downtown Development Authority, along with developer Terwilliger Pappas and Carlyle Realty Partners, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 27th for Solis Town Center, a 240-unit mixed-use apartment development situated adjacent to Suwanee Town Center. Set on six acres, the property will also feature 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 71 for-sale townhouses, and a parking garage around which the mixed-use structure will be built.
“This project will bring more residents, commercial opportunities, and energy to Town Center’s vibrant ‘live, work, play’ lifestyle. This will be a win for all of us,” said Mayor Jimmy Burnette. Previous city master plans- dating back to the 2002 Old Town Master Plan and through the 2015 downtown Suwanee Master Plan Update– helped to create a vision for this property. The project also addresses several goals in the 20/20 Vision Strategic Plan, including extending Town Center, ensuring lifetime housing, and promoting a mixture of housing types. “We have a proven track record with Town Center of master planning our vision and then working with the private sector to implement that vision,” says City Manager Marty Allen.
The elements of this project’s design, connectivity, community, and sense of place will extend down a pedestrian-friendly Buford Highway, setting the stage as to what is expected of future development for the updated Buford Highway corridor. “I’m proud to break ground on this project as it represents another step our community is taking toward further realizing its vision of having a vibrant, connected, and pedestrian-oriented downtown with a clear sense of place,” said Mayor Burnette.