Picture shows Suwanee City Hall at Suwanee Town Center in Suwanee on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Photo: © 2014 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Suwanee approves contract for Town Center expansion work

Suwanee City Council approved a contract that will help move a project to expand the city’s Town Center one step closer to reality.

The contract with Gwinnett County, approved Tuesday, clears the way for the city to reconfigure the parking lot of the Suwanee branch of the Gwinnett Couny Public Library. The library is one of the anchor points of the Town Center on Main, a 25-acre expansion project connected to and “inspired by” the existing Town Center. The project, called Town Center on Main, will add more green space and recreational areas to the downtown that already has a splash pad, public art and a community orchard.


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The library will be made the “crown jewel” of Town Center on Main, said Abby Wilkerson, a spokeswoman for the city. The new park and common area, located at the intersection of Suwanee Dam Road and Main Street, will have features including an elevated bridge spanning its length, a pond and sand volleyball courts.

In addition to allowing for the parking lot changes, the contract also gives the city access to the stormwater system on the library land. The work connected to this contract will cost approximately $350,000 and there is not yet a timeline for completion, Wilkerson said.

The full Town Center on Main project is expected to cost $12 million. There’s no clear anticipated finish date for the development.

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