Blue Ridge, Oyster Bamboo Project

Closing Date: October 9, 2012
In October 2012, the Foundation provided a $160,000 loan to the Fannin County Development Authority for the construction of a three-story infill building in downtown Blue Ridge. The completed project houses street-level retail, classroom, and workshop space, and guest lodging space for Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods

Project Details

Loan Recipient
Fannin County Development Authority


Project Cost

GCF Loan Amount

DD RLF Loan Amount, if any

Project Use
Foundation Project Impacts
299 New Downtown Businesses
1728 New Jobs Downtown
$147 Million in Private Investments
8 Cultural Facilities
288 Downtown Housing Units
157 Hotel Units Downtown
1,352,805 Redevelopment Floor Area sf
200,267 New Construction sf