Sugar Hill made that strategic move in the summer of 2016 when the city broke ground on what would become the catalyst to downtown growth, the E Center. The E Center boasts a 387-seat performing arts theater, gymnasium along with 43,000 sq. ft. of restaurant, retail, office and meeting space, all overlooking The Bowl. The facility opened in early 2019.
Talk of the E Center sparked the interest of several investors. Breaking ground in 2017, the Nexus will bring high-end condos, retail, and restaurant space. There is also interest in bringing a 4-star hotel and conference center into downtown Sugar Hill. Capping off the downtown will be a multi-story, urban style senior living facility that will include independent living, assisted living as well as memory care and deluxe cottages.