Gilbert Mixed-Use Development Designed for Walkable Lifestyle

by Mike Hunter

Epicenter, the high-end, vertically integrated mixed-use community and retail destination in the heart of Agritopia®, is progressing on schedule with construction since its groundbreaking in January. The development is slated to welcome residents in the fall of 2021. The multi-family units feature state-of-the-art amenities along with design details that will capture the essence of the Agritopia® community’s walkable lifestyle.

In addition to previously announced amenities, including a maker’s space and a demonstration kitchen, residents will have access to ample co-working space and conference room replicating a greenhouse and paying homage to Gilbert’s farm life. Other amenities include a resort-style pool, dedicated yoga lawn, high-end fitness facility and a spacious dog park. Package lockers and food storage and delivery lockers will be located in the lobby to eliminate non-resident foot traffic beyond secured areas. Epicenter will also feature a fully secured bike storage and repair shop, so residents can conveniently explore the community without the need of a vehicle.

Epicenter will consist of some of the tallest buildings in Gilbert, featuring sweeping views of the San Tan and Superstition mountains. In addition to its 320 apartment homes, Epicenter includes retail space that will house beloved local and regional brands that are experts in their craft and considered by many to be best in their class. Current retailers include Beer Barn, Matt’s Big Breakfast, Gadzooks, Peixoto Coffee, Bunky Boutique, Wylde Salon, Hooligan’s Barbershop, Vintage Home and The Fit Collective workout community.

“It’s been wonderful to witness the progress of Epicenter in spite of the challenges presented in 2020,” says William Johnston, CEO of Johnston & Co., the project developer, crediting also, “Our partners at StreetLights Residential have done an incredible job capturing the heart and soul of Agritopia® and translating that into the design at Epicenter.”

The project is the capstone to complete Agritopia® and designed to cater to residents of all ages. Epicenter pays tribute to the property’s agrarian past and present — Agritopia® includes an 11.3-acre organic farm — and each building is uniquely designed to further the sense of a community coming together. 

Photos courtesy of Epicenter

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