By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Duluth’s Proctor Square Coming Down; New Development Going Up

Duluth - The time is here! One of the City’s most frequently asked questions, when will something be done with Proctor Square? has been answered!

On Tuesday, July 19th at 11:30 a.m., a ceremonial demolition gathering will be held on site at Proctor Square located behind 3116 Buford Highway. The downtown revitalization is now reaching across Buford Highway as Duluth continues its transformation! 

After 43 years of retail service the Proctor Square complex and associated outparcels at the corner of Duluth Highway and Buford Highway are slated for demolition beginning next week.  

The Dunwoody based developer Residential Group, LLC has acquired Proctor Square along with outparcels consisting of Duluth Corners, Georgia Cremation, and FM Appliance.   The eight-acre assemblage will become The Village in Duluth, a 375 multi-family rental unit complex with 11 retail/office store fronts with connected living space above and two corner restaurant sites.  

The development will feature a wrapped parking deck accessible to the public on the first two levels, tree lined boulevard with parallel parking, sidewalks, and public art sites.  The urban style units will be split 50/50 between one room and two bedroom units.  The project is expected to take 24 months to complete. Estimated construction cost is $64,000,000.

Proctor Square was first constructed in the late 60’s on one of the highest points in Duluth.  It was the first true shopping center in Duluth and served the community well as it evolved over time.  

The community is invited to attend and take a ceremonial sledgehammer swing at the property before demolition crews mobilize. To attend the event please turn off Buford Hwy onto Fox Street and enter the Proctor Square site at the gate opening. Parking is available on that end of the site (see map).

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