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Garner group offers update on its plan to get people downtown

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April 25, 2017
By Aaron Moody

April 21, 2017


Garner Revitalization Association leaders presented a work plan for 2017 to the town council on Tuesday, even though it’s now well into spring.

The presentation was actually a midway update on a two-year plan that helps the GRA earn its accreditation for the Main Street America program. Being a Main Street community makes Garner eligible for grant funding and gives it access to training and technical support for breathing new life into its downtown district.

“It’s a proven program that’s been around since the ’80s,” said Downtown Development Director Mari Howe, who joined GRA board members in giving details on the plan. “It basically gives us a framework to determine priorities for downtown revitalization.”

Much of the strategy is the product of the GRA’s November planning retreat, which was made open to community stakeholders, the town council, town staff members and anyone with an interest in the future of downtown Garner.

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