Powder Springs proceeds with Downtown Activity Center

Powder Springs officials plan to break ground for their new Downtown Activity Center next year. Courtesy of Powder Springs

Powder Springs officials plan to break ground for their new Downtown Activity Center next year. Courtesy of Powder Springs

Powder Springs officials are proceeding with establishing their new Downtown Activity Center with groundbreaking scheduled next year, according to the city’s Economic Development Director Stephanie Sage Aylworth.

To complement the new center and increase foot traffic in the downtown area, Aylworth said the city’s Downtown Development Authority has purchased several properties that will be developed as a townhome or condo project and as several redevelopment commercial properties in the historic area.

In particular, Aylworth said city officials are seeking a brewery and restaurant or brewpub as an anchor for the center.

The DDA will offer a new “Anchor Incentive Package” to include one year of free rent and a renovation grant.

The new center will include a downtown trailhead for the Silver Comet Trail that will provide parking, restrooms, water fountains, bike racks and a bike maintenance station for pedestrians and cyclists.

Also, the center will have an interactive water feature, a new amphitheater and updated hardscape, landscape and streetscapes.

City officials are planning an Open House for the community and interested businesses from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 in the city’s Community Development building, 4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs to host tours of available spaces, discuss incentives, provide information about the new center and answer questions.

Information: Aylworth at 770-943-8001 ext. 345 or saylworth@CityOfPowderSprings.org, ComeToPowderSprings.org.

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