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June 13, 2017 | News

Holly Springs awarded grant for downtown planning

Writer: Staff Reports

Published June 13, 2017
Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

The Holly Springs Main Street Program is collaborating with a University of Georgia landscape architecture student on municipal improvement projects this summer through the University’s Downtown Renaissance Fellowship, the city announced Monday.

Selected from a competitive group of applicants, the city will receive technical and design assistance for revitalization projects through the 12-week Downtown Renaissance Fellowship, a partnership among the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a public service and outreach unit of UGA, the UGA College of Environment and Design and the Georgia Municipal Association.

As a Downtown Renaissance Fellow, UGA landscape architecture graduate student Arianne Wolfe was selected to work with Erin Honea, the Holly Springs Main Street director, to provide technical expertise for a series of revitalization and beautification projects.

Wolfe will be developing corridor enhancements along Holly Springs Parkway, including proposed streetscape plantings, recommending façade and parking improvements for selected downtown businesses and creating concept designs for wayfinding signage throughout the Main Street District.

Downtown Renaissance Fellows, drawn from CED’s landscape architecture program, complete specific projects for selected Georgia cities during their fellowship. Holly Springs is participating in the fifth annual fellowship program, which is supported by GMA and the Georgia Cities Foundation.

The renderings sketched by Wolfe will be available for viewing at the end of the summer.