Marietta will start upgrades around the Marietta Square in January on Mill Street.
The Marietta City Council on Wednesday approved a plan that will give visitors more space to gather in the downtown business district. Sidewalks will be widened on the west side of Cherokee Street to Lawrence Street and extended 7.5 feet on the commercial side of North Park Square.
Traffic lanes will be reduced from four to three on North Park Square and trees will be planted on Mill Street.
Funds will come from SPLOST money.