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Zoning approved for highly anticipated Towne Center project

SNELLVILLE — Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender is excited to announce that the City Council voted last night to approve The Grove at Towne Center. This highly anticipated town center development has been a part of the city's vision for more than 10 years. Together, with partners CASTO and MidCity, The Grove at Towne Center is now one step closer to commencing construction this summer and opening late 2021/early 2022.

"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."

With this rezoning, the 18-acre project site takes the next step toward breaking ground this summer. The rezoning process includes the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) review by ARC and GRTA. Completion of this process has paved the way to break ground on a project that CASTO and MidCity have been working with the City to make a reality.

"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.

In addition to shopping, dining, recreation, and business space, The Grove will also offer residential opportunities, a new Gwinnett County Library, a specialty Market/Event Building and significant common areas . The apartments in The Grove will feature an upscale living experience that will appeal to a wide range of ages and life stages that wish to enjoy the convenience and luxury of an urban lifestyle. Offering walking access to retail, dining, the greenway system, and more, these apartments combine the best of modern convenience with a quiet, peaceful setting.

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CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of multifamily residences, mix-use properties, commercial shopping centers and office buildings. CASTO's growing portfolio currently includes more than 26 million square feet of commercial property and more than 5,000 residential units located throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States. CASTO is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and serves a variety of clients from five offices in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. To learn more about CASTO, visit

ABOUT MidCity Real Estate Partners

Founded in 2009, Atlanta based, MidCity Real Estate Partners acquires, repositions, and develops office, and mixed-use properties. MidCity is known in the Atlanta market for their work on Alpharetta City Center, which was named a 2018 Development of Excellence for Exceptional Merit for Context-Sensitive Town Center Development, by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Through MidCity Realty Corporation, an affiliate real estate brokerage company, MidCity offers a full range of advisory services. MidCity is the successor company to The Griffin Company, a 35-year-old full service commercial real estate development and construction company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. To learn more about MidCity, visit