In less than a year, Forsyth County’s mammoth mixed-use development Halcyon is expected to open its doors for business.
The $370 million, 135-acre mixed-use build, designed by Wakefield Beasley and Associates and slated very specifically for a March 23, 2019 grand opening, could soon rival Avalon as metro Atlanta’s hottest mini-city.
The completed live, work, play space will ultimately entail the build-out of a Krog Street Market-type mess hall, two hotels, about 700 high-brow residences, and the county’s first dine-in movie theater, all off Ga. Highway 400’s Exit 12.
Halcyon will also link up with Forsyth’s Beltline-like Big Creek Greenway and will be sprinkled with some 50 acres of its own greenspace.
Construction kicked off in 2016, and the development has filled nearly all of its retail spaces, officials announced.
Halycon will flaunt a restaurant roster to give its Alpharetta counterpart a run for its money, according to the lineup listed in a press release:
There is a growing list of restaurants and retailers that will soon call HALCYON home, including three distinct eateries from renowned chef Marc Taft: CO-OP Community Table + Bar, FEED Fried Chicken + Such, and a burger concept. In addition, Hog Island, MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza, Cocina & Taqueria, Butcher & Brew, Never Enough Thyme, and Cherry Street Brewpub have all claimed space, and the Market Hall will feature tenants such as Kilwins, TOCAYO, Sweet Tuna, Gu’s Dumplings, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, and Pita Mediterranean Street Food.
Halcyon is expected to be “a wonderful live, work, play setting in one of the most affluent and fastest growing counties in the U.S.,” according to Steve Yenser, executive vice president of retail development and leasing at development partner JLL.
So, not surpisingly, residences at the project are expected to cost a pretty penny.
Single-family homes could run you more than $600,000, and townhomes are slated to start in the high $400,000s.
Overall, the project is another addition to the laundry list of examples of suburban cities taking pages from their urban neighbors’ books.