Lawrenceville plans $200 million downtown development


Lawrenceville plans $200 million downtown development

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Lawrenceville will build a $200 million mixed-use development in downtown to be known as the South Lawn project. Courtesy City of Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville and George Berkow Inc., in joint venture with Novare Group, will build a $200 million mixed-use, urban-style development across 32 acres in downtown. The South Lawn project will include over 600 residential living units, more than 15,000 square-feet of retail space, connect city hall and the police station with the Lawrenceville Lawn and create a comprehensive walkable environment straight down to the Lawrenceville Square. Housing options will range from urban-style three- and four-story apartments and townhomes to single-family detached cluster houses and an age-targeted facility.

“Our desire is to reflect the diversity of our community with this development, infuse our core with new residential and complimenting retail and transform the heart of Gwinnett into a melting pot for the arts, education and living unlike any other community has witnessed,” said City Manager Chuck Warbington.

This announcement comes on the heels of the city’s commitment to preserve and redevelop the original 12,000 square-foot structure for the Hooper-Renwick School and work in tandem with Gwinnett to install a library around that location. Geographically, these new facilities will sit adjacent to the South Lawn development and compliment the larger mixed-use project, making the combined redevelopment area a little over 37 acres.

The South Lawn project was submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commission for a regional impact study last week and a rezoning hearing is scheduled for Lawrenceville’s December council meeting. Lawrenceville’s public works’ facilities, currently housed on the site, will be moved into new space along Pike Street at the beginning of 2018 and a ground-breaking for the South Lawn is anticipated in the spring of 2018.

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