Lawrenceville – County commissioners approved a contract Tuesday with TSW, Inc., to design a new branch library as part of a joint project with the city of Snellville. 

The library will occupy about a third of the new Market Building in the city’s planned Towne Center development on Wisteria Drive. The city will use the remaining space for a public market, restaurants, shops and other public, civic or educational uses. An intergovernmental agreement signed last summer spelled out how the two governments will share design, construction, and operation of the facility.



District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter pointed to this project as a good example of city and county governments working together to improve the community.

“I’m proud of the relationship between the County and the city that got us to the point of embarking on this joint project,” said Hunter. It’s a huge honor to represent Snellville on the Board of Commissioners.”

Gwinnett County’s share of the design will be $338,416, which includes a portion of the design fee for a parking deck to be built as part of the project. The city approved $922,890 for its share of the design costs on April 23. The SPLOST-funded, 22,000-square foot library branch will replace the existing library branch at 2740 Lenora Church Road.