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Draft of Downtown Athens Master Plan


From Online Athens: As deadlines approach, downtown master planners march forward

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-06-19/deadlines-approach-downtown-master-planners-march-forward  “With less than a month before a draft of the downtown master plan is scheduled to make its way through local governing boards, its chief continued making rounds this week to community groups.”

From Flagpole: High Speed Rail Could Be Coming to Athens

http://www.flagpole.com/news/news-features/2013/06/19/high-speed-rail-could-be-coming-to-athens “The late Athens civic leader, who died in 2009, spent 20 years of his life trying to get commuter rail from Athens to Atlanta. Now, with the Federal Railroad Administration and Georgia Department of Transportation looking at options for high speed rail from Atlanta to Charlotte, NC, his dream is closer to being realized.”

From Flagpole: Planning Commission OK’s Selig Development

https://flagpole.com/blogs/in-the-loop/posts/planning-commission-ok-s-selig-development “The Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission unanimously signed off on Selig Enterprises’ massive mixed use development on Oconee and East Broad streets Thursday night.”


https://flagpole.com/news/news-features/2013/06/05/firefly-trail-is-making-progress “Athens-Clarke County voters bought into such a dream with approval of a downtown rail corridor conversion as part of a SPLOST referendum in 2004. Sales tax collections combined with a Federal Transit Administration grant would fund the first leg of the Firefly Trail. As envisioned, that bike path would follow the abandoned CSX Transportation … Continue reading

Athens Patch – Trappeze Pub in Athens, Ga., Named One of the Best Beer Pubs in America

http://athens.patch.com/articles/trappeze-pub-in-athens-ga-named-one-of-the-best-beer-pubs-in-america “Trappeze Pub, the cozy corner place at West Washington and Hull street, is popular with residents, students, visitors, singles, families and everyone in between. The libations, the food, the coffee–it’s all good.”

From Online Athens: Downtown Master Plan enters next phase

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-11-27/downtown-master-plan-enters-next-phase “The downtown master plan has officially entered its next phase as a town hall meeting soliciting feedback wrapped up Tuesday night.”