Capitalizing on its community based suburban lifestyle Duluth is embracing the best of the suburbs and infusing it with urban amenities. They call it SubURBAN Cool a concept fully realized in the first mixed-used multifamily residential project approved in 20 years.
A sprawling 30-acre patch of dirt at the intersection of the Sugarloaf Parkway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard will soon display the best of this urban style in a suburban setting. The City worked from day one with the developers as they acquired the site near its downtown to create a walkable retail and residential community.
The Sugarloaf Market project, headed by Fuqua Development and The Worthing Companies, will include 330 luxury apartments, a Sprouts Farmers Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Freddys Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Orange Theory Fitness, Menchies Frozen Yogurt, Zoes Kitchen, RaceTrac, Waffle House, Panda Express, Banfield Pet Hospital, Supercuts, Luxury Nail, Pie Five Pizza and AT&T.
The Worthing Companies is handling the residential side of the project The Heights at Sugarloaf. The apartments will feature a resort-style swimming pool, grilling areas and a fitness club.
The City has plans to create walkable connections from Sugarloaf Market to the downtown under development entertainment, residential, and restaurant district which will feature Dreamland BBQ in the 42,000 square foot two acre site to be called Parsons Alley. Demolition activities are underway with expected openings to occur summer of 2016. Duluth has invested more than $23 million over the last several years in a new City Hall, amphitheater, fountain, town green, a meeting facility and overall city aesthetics.