Suburban Oasis

Atlanta-based Toro Development Company, whose leadership team was behind the successful Avalon development during their tenure at North American Properties Atlanta, is bringing its community-building expertise to Johns Creek with a new mixed-use development known as Medley. The 43-acre project won unanimous rezoning approval from the Johns Creek City Council earlier this year, the first to be approved as part of the city’s Town Center Vision and Plan, which sets guidelines for the redevelopment of the 192-acre area surrounding City Hall.

According to Mark toro, principal and chief vision officer of Toro Development, Johns Creek is particularly suited to the company’s plans for Medley, which will include 200,000 square feet of dedicated retail, dining and entertainment space as well as 110,000 square feet of office space.        

“We knew Johns Creek was the right place to develop Medley because it is the most diverse community in Georgia, and also has one of the highest average household incomes in the state.” Concepts slated for the project include CRÚ Wine Bar, AYA Medical Spa, Lily Sushi Bar and Sugarcoat Beauty. Little Rey and Fadó Irish Pub have also announced plans to open at Medley, which will be the first suburban outposts for both brands.

The project’s 900-unit residential component will be equally high-end, comprised of both luxury apartments and 133 brownstones. “As we learned with Avalon, people are willing to pay a premium for luxury apartments that are immersed within a vibrant mixed-use community,” says Toro.

Scheduled to break ground later this year, Medley’s first phase is expected to open third quarter of 2025.