New details, images released for Avalon-inspired Gwinnett development

Food hall, anyone? How about a “food market,” a “beverage market,” a fitness center, a hotel and lots and lots of shops, too?

Those offerings and plenty more are in the initial plans for Revel, the sprawling retail and entertainment district that developer North American Properties — the team behind Alpharetta's popular Avalon project — hopes to build on the property surrounding Gwinnett County's Infinite Energy Center.

At a Tuesday morning breakfast sponsored by Partnership Gwinnett, the county’s economic development arm, the team from North American revealed a new rendering, a new site plan and new details about the Revel project.

Exact numbers are "moving targets," North American managing partner Mark Toro said, but current plans call for the following: a 25,000-square-foot food hall (with more than a dozen different stalls); an eight-auditorium "premium" movie theater; markets offering groceries and adult beverages; and a 60,000-square-foot fitness center.

All of that’s in addition to an estimated 215,000 square feet of additional restaurants and retail, 600,000 square feet of office space, a 300-room Marriott hotel and 700 residential units.

Officials hope to break ground on the project in March 2019 and open the first phase in Fall 2020.

Toro and his team also provided other details and visions for the project during Tuesday morning’s breakfast meeting — including their thoughts on possibly bringing transit to the area. Read the full story on subscriber site


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