The Gwinnett Place Mall Site Revitalization Team to Hold Community Engagement Meetings in April
The public is invited to an Open House and Design Workshop on April 20, and to the 2022 Atlanta International Neighborhood Night Market on April 22 – 23 to provide critical feedback
Duluth, GA ‐ April 13, 2022 – The Gwinnett Place Mall Site Revitalization Team, which is comprised of the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID), Gwinnett County, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and the planning firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB), is planning multiple events to provide the community with opportunities to weigh in on Gwinnett Place Mall site redevelopment concepts.
The Gwinnett Place Mall Site Revitalization Team is inviting community members to participate in an open house and design workshop that will take place at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites (3530 Breckinridge Boulevard in Duluth) on Wednesday, April 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. There, the Gwinnett Place Mall Site Revitalization Team will be creating two redevelopment concepts for the mall site based on community feedback received throughout the fall of 2021. The open house workshop will provide community members with an opportunity to meet the team, give their added feedback and share what they would like to see at the new-and-improved Gwinnett Place Mall site.
“We’ve been hard at work making sure any redevelopment plans for the Gwinnett Place Mall site are inclusive of all our community members,” said GPCID Executive Director Joe Allen.
If community members are unable to attend the open house on April 20, the revitalization team will also be at the 2022 Atlanta International Neighborhood Night Market, also known as the Glow in the Park event, (330 Town Center Avenue in Suwanee) Friday, April 22 from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, April 23 from 2-10 p.m. The revitalization team will display the two completed design concepts from the April 20 workshop and community members can provide added feedback.
As part of the mall site revitalization process, VHB completed a Starter Vision that compiled all the previously proposed plans for the mall site from 2012 to 2021. Next, they conducted four community engagement methods which included stakeholder interviews and focus groups, community pop-up events, online-interactive activities and a short survey. From these methods, they were able to learn community members envision the new Gwinnett Place Mall site as an affordable international village where people can live, work, play and eat. They also learned community members would like the new site to have more trails, wider sidewalks and more public transportation options. To view the full results of the studies, please visit the Gwinnett Place To Be website here.
For more information on the open house workshop and other opportunities for community input on the future of the Gwinnett Place Mall site, please visit https://gwinnettplacecid.com/gwinnett-place-to-be-open-house/.
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was founded in 2005 and is the premier employment and activity center for Gwinnett County with an annual economic impact of $13.4 billion on the County and Georgia. Its mission is to be the hub for economic vitality and employment activity and be recognized as a flourishing center for an internationally diverse, livable urban community. Gwinnett Place enjoys close proximity to the world-class Gas South District, easy access to I-85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors and serves as the gateway to Atlanta and all Northeast Georgia. Annually, more than 8 million visitors come to Gwinnett Place seeking unique shopping experiences, an international mix of dining options and a wide array of entertainment venues. For more information, please visit the website or mobile channel, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
Maren Wilburn, on behalf of GPCID