Town Center East
Project Location: Milton, Georgia
Completion Date: 2020
Sizemore Group planned and designed the beautiful Town Center East in the heart of downtown Milton, Ga. The new mixed-use development provides walkable retail and office space to Crabapple Village, which is quickly becoming a regional model for walkable rural development.
Town Center East is the first vertical, mixed-use building using transfer development rights with its own green space. The building overlooks the city’s new library within the emerging walkable urban core of Milton.
The project consists of three main uses:
- Street level: 10,804 SF of retail space
- Second & third level: 12,008 SF of office space per floor
- Below retail level: 8,730 SF of private garages and storage space*
*As the site slopes away from the street, the project has a basement level for private garages and storage.
Sizemore Group designed the building to honor the site’s history while looking ahead to the future through timeless design.
Located at the crossroads of three historic cotton trade roads in rural Georgia, Town Center East is now an emerging walkable village center. Many cotton crossroads have evolved into mill villages throughout the southeastern United States.
When the City of Milton recently formed, the community wanted to preserve its beautiful horse country. Sizemore Group created the city’s Crabapple Master Plan to feature a walkable village versus the typical suburban sprawl. The village now contains a new city hall and library.
Milton native John Gaston, who owns the project, developed the first projects of the Crabapple Master Plan, as well as buildings in the beautiful coastal village of Rosemary Beach. Sizemore Group designed Town Center East to include nods to both Gaston’s coastal experience and the inspiration of a historic mill building.
The design incorporates rhythms of masonry bays and tall, exposed ceilings converted to a Modern-day function, as well as inspiration from beautiful beach life expressed in timber, brick and steel. Sizemore Group added an arcade and awning shades for the retail, porches and two-story corner space for the office and garages with a rhythm of doors reminiscent of horse stables.