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Snellville officials approved a rezoning for The Grove at Towne Center development earlier this week.

Snellville's long sought plans for a town center is one step closer to becoming a reality.

The City Council approved a rezoning for the 18-acre The Grove at Towne Center project on Monday. The development will include residential, shopping, dining, business and recreational spaces, as well as a specialty market and event building and a new library branch.

“We look forward to the new community gathering space, beautiful new Gwinnett County Library and educational/business space and The Mercantile,” said Snellville Mayor, Barbara Bender. “This new town center will create a sense of place we have been missing.”

The city is working with CASTO and MidCity, on the development, which was included in the city's vision more than a decade ago, according to city officials. The rezoning process included a Development of Regional Impact review by the Atlanta Regional Commission and GRTA. 

“All the pieces are coming together on a tremendous public-private development to create a well-deserved town center for Snellville,” said Kirk Demetrops, president of MidCity.

The Grove at Towne Center is expected to open in late 2021 or early 2022.

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I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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Good Gawd..... I’m glad I don’t live there. They are not to stop until every square inch is paved. It’s bad enough already....

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