Urban Redevelopment Authority making progressBy ALEX MCRAE
Progress was reported on all ongoing efforts at the Oct. 25 meeting of the Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority.
The authority is charged with identifying areas of Newnan suitable for redevelopment and making recommendations to the Newnan City Council about how those projects would benefit the city and how best to proceed.
One effort aiming at making the Pinson Street area more pedestrian-friendly is installation of traffic calming measures, including speed bumps, flashing lights or planted islands on the side of the street.
Authority members have investigated the alternatives and will discuss them with Newnan city engineer Michael Klahr to determine cost and effectiveness.
The authority is also investigating installation of new signage in the area. It was reported that the city is working on a similar city-wide project and the authority will coordinate their efforts with the city.
The authority will also be working with the City of Newnan’s Business Development Director Hasco Craver as he identifies and proposes development zones within the city designed to encourage growth and development in designated areas.
The authority will also meet with Newnan City Councilwoman Cynthia Jenkins to determine the status of work being done to have the Chalk Level neighborhood placed on the National Register as a Historic District.