SNELLVILLE — Atlanta-based Place Maker Design has been tapped by Mayor and Council to design the Mercantile building, a unique city market planned for The Grove at Towne Center.
By 6-0 vote, Mayor and Council agreed to pay the firm $118,500 for its services to create a signature, 25,000-square-foot, two-floor building which will be a centerpiece of The Grove. Place Maker Design has designed prominent buildings in Woodstock, Alpharetta and Atlanta, among other locations.
“The group that we settled on got it,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dave Emanuel. “They seemed very open. They seemed sincerely concerned about what we wanted. So I think we all came to the same conclusion that they were the best suited for what we needed and really understood (our goal).”
Costs cover schematic design, design development and construction document services of the $6 million project. Also included are architectural, civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering services as well as administration services.
The design will be completed by late summer in time to start construction this fall. It is scheduled to open in September of 2022.
A city market concept will be offered on the first floor, while event space will be offered on the second level.
The Grove at Towne Center’s first phase will include over 50,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, office and entertainment space, and approximately 262 multi-family luxury apartments. In addition, the new Elizabeth Williams Library will be constructed and include a second-floor business development/accelerator space.