Schulte to Serve as the 2018 GDA President

Union-Recorder | 11/21/2017

Carlee Schulte, Milledgeville Main Street/DDA executive director, has been named president of the Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) Board of Directors for 2018. Schulte previously served as secretary/treasurer of the organization and is currently vice-president.


Downtown Housing Development Receives Approval from Planners

NorthFulton.com | 10/2/2017
A proposed housing project in downtown Alpharetta passed a major hurdle Thursday on its way to a final vote before the City Council later this month.

Tyrone Downtown Development Possibilities Unfold

The Citizen | 10/2/2017

The Tyrone Town Council on Sept. 21 got a look at possible enhancements to the downtown area that stemmed from citizen requests during the recent comprehensive plan update.  Planning and Zoning Director Phillip Trocquet said the town applied to the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Fellowship for assistance after citizen input was received and the update to the town’s Comprehensive Plan was completed earlier in the year.


Downtown Renaissance Partnership Helps Boost Economic Vitality in Northwest Georgia

UGA Today | 8/1/2017
Downtown business districts in some northwest Georgia cities are getting a facelift, thanks to the University of Georgia and funding from the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Green Vision for Downtown Brunswick

The Brunswick News | 6/12/2017

Representatives from the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government laid out a short-term vision plan to the Brunswick City Commission last week on how to transform core downtown areas into destinations.

Danny Bivins, senior public service associate, and Clark Stancil, with the Vinson Institute, shared short-term plans the city could put in place right away.

“People want to see more people living, working and playing downtown,” Bivins said. “We’ll focus on things that can be achieved without a lot of money.”


Gainesville Brings "Parklet" to Downtown Square

Gainesville Times | 6/12/2017

The married couple liked what they saw as they sized up the platform extending from the sidewalk outside their craft beer establishment on the Gainesville square.

Gainesville city officials introduced the structure — called a parklet — with a ribbon-cutting Friday outside Downtown Drafts, which is owned and operated by Aimee and Nick Hoecker.

Built in sections from mostly salvaged and repurposed wood, the platform features wooden benches on the corners, chairs and counter where food and drinks can be placed. The non-smoking public seating area also has built in planters.


City of Fairburn joins Main Street program

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | 5/3/2017
The city of Fairburn has joined the Georgia Main Street network as an affiliate. The program, which follows the National Main Street Center’s approach to downtown revitalization, is a management strategy helping activate volunteers in breathing life into main streets across America.

 

$53M of retail, restaurants, housing, offices coming to downtown Gainesville

Gainesville Times | 5/3/2017
Downtown Gainesville is about to undergo a $53 million makeover.