From Athens Patch: Unemployment Drops in Athens Metro Area “The preliminary unemployment rate in metro Athens declined to 6.4 percent in September, down from a revised 6.8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced in a news release.” Advertisements

Athens Patch: Retail and Residential Complex Planned for Downtown Athens, Ga. “Mixed use buildings, with 50,000 square feet of retail, could fill the SunTrust Parking lot on Clayton, Broad and Hull streets.”

From Online Athens: Downtown Athens developments in the works “The three downtown developments seek to hit different markets and accomplish different goals in downtown, but all indicate a flurry of activity for what many consider the heart of Athens.”

Planning Team Members will be at this year’s Latino Fest!

We’re looking forward to seeing you here and listening to your ideas for the future of downtown Athens! “Casa de Amistad has been selected as this year’s host site for Latino Fest 2012! We would love for you to come out and join us on October 20th for the 3rd annual Latino Fest. The goal … Continue reading

Film of Downtown Athens, GA in 1947

This short excerpt of silent film gives us a glimpse of what downtown Athens was like 65 years ago. For more information on this film:

From Flagpole – Athens Rising // What’s Up in New Development “A master plan will force us to think long and hard about what we want downtown Athens to be.”

From Flagpole – Downtown Master Plan Websites Up “The Athens Downtown Development Authority created a website and a Facebook page last week to gather input for a new downtown master plan.” “Jack Crowley and his graduates students are talking to a myriad of groups and individuals as they work on the master plan for the ADDA.” “UGA’s Jack Crowley and his student assistants talked with people at a Federation of Neighborhoods meeting about the planning process.”