Throughout 2019, the Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Adairsville, partnered with the Sizemore Group to develop a Downtown Master Plan. This study seeks to establish short, middle, and long term economic development strategies to revitalize Downtown Adairsville. The Master Plan focuses on beautification/placemaking, parking needs, traffic flow, Logtown improvements, and economic development strategies.
The study area encompasses 90 parcels from King Street, South past Chestnut Street, including the old cotton gin. The boundary extends just west of Railroad Street and east of Lawrence Street, including residential parcels.
The rich cultural history, beautiful landscapes, and strong social networks make Downtown Adairsville a uniquely engaging community and gives it the potential to be a regional draw.
This plan took a multifaceted approach to catalyze economic development in Downtown Adairsville. It provides an ambitious master plan based on market understandings, development potential, and stakeholder and city goals.
The Downtown Development Authority was able to prioritize the goals set in the Master Plan.
(Gateways, Signage, Lighting)
Consideration: The addition of 'monument' gateway/ entryway signage at the major entrances to the City.
Update: Proposed locations have been identified.Due to Covid-19, the project was moved to the 2021 Budget Year.
Consideration: To encourage more use of Logtown, this plan proposes establishing a more direct connection to Downtown and improving performance capacity for live music events and movie nights.
Consideration: New wall murals; photo/art/sculpture on Public Square; local history displays either on sidewalk as a trail or photo display of historic pics from 100 years ago. Possible new interactive feature on the public square (ie. - large train to symbolize Great Locomotive Chase.