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Toro Development unveils plans for 43-acre Johns Creek town center project, “Medley” 

by John Yellig

The new renderings show "vibrant, walkable streets, 'jewel box' retailers with activated rooftops, boutiques, restaurants with outdoor patios, community greenspace with events and luxury homes overhead." Courtesy of Toro Development Company.

Atlanta-based Toro Development Company revealed new details about its 43-acre Johns Creek mixed-use project, which is slated for the former State Farm Insurance office park at the intersection of Johns Creek Parkway and McGinnis Ferry Road. 

Johns Creek Parkway and McGinnis Ferry Road. Courtesy of Google Maps.

The proposal, to be called Medley for its “variety of flavors, experiences and people,” is the first to take advantage of Johns Creek’s recently passed TC-X mixed-use ordinance, which was enacted to facilitate the development of the city’s larger, 192-acre Town Center Vision and Plan. 

Toro, which is behind the turnaround of Atlantic Station, the ground-up development of Avalon and the redevelopment of Colony Square, bills Medley as an “eatertainment” destination that will create a “Third Place” for people to gather outside their homes and offices.  

 “We are working in lockstep with the city and following their road map for the Town Center Vision and Plan,” Toro partner John Kelley said in a release. “Our project, as well as the greater Town Center, will be transformative for Johns Creek residents and create the best parts of urban living in a suburban setting — walkability, great restaurants and entertainment, a high-energy place to go and just be around others in the community.” 

Medley is slated to bring 200,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space, a mix of 900 townhomes and luxury multifamily residences and 110,000 square feet of office space. Toro touted its just-released renderings of the community, which show “vibrant, walkable streets, ‘jewel box’ retailers with activated rooftops, boutiques, restaurants with outdoor patios, community greenspace with events and luxury homes overhead.” 

“Our strategy is to develop a highly programmed street-level experience with residences above that bring feet to the street and invite human energy 18 hours a day, seven days a week,” said principal and chief vision officer Mark Toro, who added that Medley will host more than 100 community events per year. 

Adjacent to Medley, Boston Scientific plans to develop a life sciences facility with approximately 340 employees. 

Toro’s development team includes architect Nelson Worldwide, engineering firm Kimley-Horn and landscape architect Site Solutions. Franklin Street senior director Len Erickson and senior associate Kaitlyn Theriot will head up retail leasing efforts, while Stream managing director Bryan Heller and Vice President Billy Graddy will lead office leasing.

Medley is slated to bring 200,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space, a mix of 900 townhomes and luxury multifamily residences and 110,000 square feet of office space. Courtesy of Toro Development Company.

 

 

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