This article was written and published by Gwinnett Forum on July 18, 2023. 

Sugar Hill residents and visitors will have more places to park now with the opening of the new parking deck in Downtown Sugar Hill. The deck is jointly owned by Sugar Hill’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Solis Sugar Hill, an apartment facility.  Of the 650 parking spaces, 250 are owned by the DDA and 300 spaces are for Solis Sugar Hill. The remaining 100 parking spaces are for joint use by the public and Solis Sugar Hill.

Mayor Pro Tem Marc Cohen says: “The deck is five-stories and consists of nearly 200,000 square feet, the largest area for public parking currently downtown. We will continue to add parking capacity downtown with the new Bowl Plaza called ‘The Landing,’ located at the end of the pond.” Altogether, the city will have available about 600 places to park.”

The parking deck is beside Sugar Hill’s Downtown campus with a direct view of The Bowl, the city’s award-winning outdoor amphitheater. This deck will provide more parking for The Bowl concert series as well as downtown events and activities. The new deck has two separate entrances. Public parking is accessible from Temple Drive, closest to The Bowl, while Solis residents parking is accessible from Hillcrest Drive. The parking deck is surrounded by 294 luxury apartment units and 11,200 square feet of commercial space owned by the DDA.

Downtown parking remains free with the Sugar Hill Marshal’s Office monitoring parking restrictions along West Broad Street. Signs showing areas subject to four-hour parking limits and overnight parking signs are located at most downtown parking areas.