'Gigabit Powered' Mixed Use Community Coming To Forsyth

CUMMING, GA -- A $370 million mixed-use development coming to Forsyth will be the county's first "gigabit-powered" community with high speed data connections from Comcast.

Halcyon is a planned community of private residences, retail, hotels and offices being developed in south Forsyth County.

The 135-acre development will be near Exit 12 on Ga. 400 and McFarland Parkway.

Under a 10-year agreement with developers, Comcast will deliver a suite of gigabit-powered video, voice and high-speed data services to both business and residential properties in the development.

Comcast also plans to install dozens of outdoor Xfinity WiFi hotspots, providing nearly seamless online access for residents and visitors who take advantage of Halcyon’s planned 50 acres of green space and trails.

"Thanks to this innovative partnership with Comcast, Halcyon represents the future of a totally connected mixed-use development," Patrick Leonard, principal of RocaPoint Partners, said in a news release. "As a gigabit-powered community, Halcyon will be the ultimate one-stop-shop for residents, businesses and visitors."

Halcyon is also slated to include 10 restaurants, a fitness club and a market hall. 

"Halcyon will be one of the most technologically advanced mixed-use communities in the nation," said Doug Guthrie, regional senior vice president for Comcast, said in the release. "This agreement sets a new standard for mixed-use communities. Residents, tenants and visitors to Halcyon will enjoy all the benefits of a virtually seamless online experience, all backed by a 10-gigabit fiber network capable of delivering truly cutting-edge services."

Source: http://patch.com/georgia/cumming/gigabit-powered-mixed-use-community-coming-forsyth