Holly Springs chosen for Main St. program to improve downtown
by staff reports
November 27, 2013 11:18 PM | 1493 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The city of Holly Springs has been chosen as one of 19 cities for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Main Street start-up program.

With a record number of applications flooding into the GDCA’s offices, Holly Springs was picked to join the program aiding cities wanting to improve their downtowns along with Albany, Lawrenceville, Hinesville and others, said Jennifer Stanley, Holly Springs spokeswoman.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to bring people and business to downtown Holly Springs,” Stanley said. “It’s an honor to be selected for this prestigious national program, which will allow us to leverage our many existing downtown assets. We’re looking forward to working with GDCA toward full certification.”

Billy Peppers, the state director of the Office of Downtown Development, said it’s an “exciting time” to be joining the statewide program.

“Georgia was one of the first states in the country to be a part of the national main street program, and because of this, Georgia’s downtowns have seen more than $3 billion in impact since 1980, along with the creation of more than 58,000 net new jobs,” Peppers said. “Georgia’s downtowns are truly open for business.”

Within the program, Stanley said the cities in the state Main Street program will receive assistance, including help with forming boards, creating two- and five-year work plans, developing program budgets and other tasks.

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November 28, 2013
Oh look, Holly Speings is getting more money for their downtown planning. Didn't they get millions of dollars over the last 5 years or so for their "Downtown Planning" that they have never done a thing with?
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