Newnan to hold public workshop
The first of four public workshops designed to solicit input on the City of Newnan’s downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods will be held Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carnegie Library.
The workshop is a means for the city to partner with citizens in developing strategies and a future vision for its downtown, said Tracy Dunnavant, city planning director.
Earlier this year, the city was awarded a $120,000 Livable Centers Initiative grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission to study its historic downtown and the neighborhoods to its east, Dunnavant said. The study is primarily focused on formulating a strategy to balance growth and redevelopment while simultaneously addressing transportation related needs. Issues to be discussed include but are not limited to future land use, development patterns, transportation, economic development, housing and historic preservation.
“I cannot stress how important it is for our citizens to be involved in this process,” said Dunnavant. “It is their chance to determine how they want their downtown to evolve and grow over the next twenty years”.
Aside from the public workshops, citizens can also provide comments by contacting Dunnavant directly via phone or e-mail. She may be reached at 678-673-5481 or at email@example.com.
“We are hoping for a great turnout,” said Dunnavant. “Our downtown is a remarkable place and we need the public’s help in developing a solid plan to ensure that it remains that way.”