Epicenter will have ground-floor retail with apartments above. Gilbert’s Johnston & Co. partnered with StreetLight Residential of Dallas on the development, with LRK of Memphis serving as the architect.
Agritopia is the Johnston & Co. “village life” development meant to celebrate Gilbert and founder Joe Johnston’s agricultural roots. Agritopia is built on Joe Johnston’s childhood family farm.
The Johnston family, representatives from StreetLight Residential, vendors who have signed leases for Epicenter, town officials and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri, who also is the president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, attended the groundbreaking.
Epicenter’s current retailers include Matt’s Big Breakfast, Gadzooks, Peixoto Coffee, Bunky Boutique, Wylde Salon, Hooligan’s Barbershop, Vintage Home and The Fit Collective workout community, which includes Funk Fit and Cycle Ave.