Norcross recently broke ground and revealed details for ‘The Brunswick’, a new multifamily development, part of the city’s eight-year Downtown Norcross Expansion project. (Courtesy City of Norcross)

New development in Norcross will connect downtown to Buford Highway

Norcross recently broke ground and revealed details for a new multifamily development, part of the city’s eight-year Downtown Norcross Expansion project. The development, to be called ‘The Brunswick’, will sit on a 3.35-acre site alongside Lillian Webb Park and Buford Highway.

“We are very excited to have reached this phase in our plans to bring Downtown Norcross to Buford Highway,” Norcross Mayor Craig Newton says of the groundbreaking this morning.

The property is named for the Brunswick Hotel, a 29-room hotel built by Norcross founder John Thrasher in 1870. Although it was demolished at the end of World War II, the Brunswick Hotel remains a reminder of the city’s origins as a railroad outpost.

Plans include a five-story structure featuring 184 traditional apartments, nine live/work units, numerous amenities and a 280-space parking garage for residential and public use. The entire downtown expansion project includes a brand new 22,000 square-foot library.

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