2021 Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit Award Winners Named


(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) October 21, 2021 – Today, Partnership Gwinnett joined the Council for Quality Growth to announce the 2021 Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit (“MARS”) Award Winners.


The awards ceremony recognizes outstanding redevelopment projects, along with one individual for championing redevelopment around metro Atlanta.  These projects create a strong economic impact on the communities they are in and create a sense of place for residents.


“We are thrilled to be a part of Partnership Gwinnett’s Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit,” said Deon Tucker, Metro North Regional Director at Georgia Power. “Metro Atlanta is experiencing tremendous growth, and to accommodate that growth, we need visionary leadership to reimagine how we use our space moving forward – to attract the talent and industry of the future. We congratulate the winners on leading the way towards innovative redevelopment work – from funding to design and use, we know how complicated and costly the process can be – and we appreciate each partner every step of the way.”


The 2021 Awards Winners were:

  • Small Redevelopment Award Winner: Jonesboro Plaza & Streetscape
  • Medium Redevelopment Award Winner: The Brunswick
  • Large Redevelopment Award Winner: Colony Square
  • Redevelopment Champion Hall of Fame Inductee: Emory Morsberger


“This is a wonderful time to live, work and do business in Gwinnett County,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commission Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “We are excited to show metro Atlanta why Gwinnett is such an attractive place for high quality redevelopment projects.”


“This year’s entrants and winners have all shown extraordinary vision and commitment to quality re-development in the Metro Atlanta Region,” said Michael Paris, President and CEO of the Council for Quality Growth. “We are proud of our industry members and our local governments who have partnered ensure these projects go forward and set the tone for the future of our Region. Congratulations to the winners and participants.”


This is the 11th year Partnership Gwinnett has hosted this regionally focused event celebrating redevelopment around the region.


“Congratulations to this year’s Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit winners,” said Vice President of Economic Development, Andrew Carnes. Everything you see at MARS is shaping the way we create a sense of place in our communities, and we are proud to celebrate redevelopment across metro Atlanta every year.”


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About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.


About the Council for Quality Growth
The Council for Quality Growth, a not-for-profit trade association, is the only organization that works every day to ensure the Metro Atlanta region’s regulatory environment supports quality growth and development. As the only advocacy organization that operates broadly across the growth and development industry, the Council for Quality Growth brings together and advocates for those who work at the intersection of public policy and private investment.  The Council addresses, head-on, strategic economic planning, infrastructure needs and tough quality-of-life issues throughout the metro Atlanta region and state and is proactively involved in the formulation of policy and legislation critical to the industry.


Media Contact
Jaclyn Allison

Partnership Gwinnett, Director of Marketing, Communications & Events  |  770-232-8814




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