City Selected for UGA Downtown Renaissance Fellowship

erin and arianneHolly Springs Main Street is collaborating with a University of Georgia landscape architecture student on municipal improvement projects this summer through the university’s Downtown Renaissance Fellowship.

Holly Springs is getting technical and design assistance for revitalization projects through the 12-week Downtown Renaissance Fellowship, a partnership among the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a public service and outreach unit of UGA, the UGA College of Environment and Design (CED), and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

As a Downtown Renaissance Fellow, UGA landscape architecture graduate student Arianne Wolfe was selected to work with Holly Springs Main Street Director Erin Honea to provide technical expertise for a series of revitalization and beautification projects. “It is a true honor to be selected to participate in this program,” said Honea. “By the end of this process, we are hoping to have ideas for blending and preserving the older parts of our City with the redevelopment of our Town Center.”

 Wolfe will be developing corridor enhancements along Holly Springs Parkway, including proposed streetscape plantings, recommending façade and parking improvements for selected downtown businesses, and creating concept designs for wayfinding signage throughout the Main Street District. arianne

Downtown Renaissance Fellows, drawn from CED’s landscape architecture program, complete specific projects for selected Georgia cities during their fellowship. Holly Springs is participating in the fifth annual fellowship program, which is supported by GMA and the Georgia Cities Foundation.

 “These students gain practical experience, and the cities receive valuable technical and design services they can use to help keep their downtowns healthy and vibrant,” said  Danny Bivins, a Downtown Development Specialist and faculty member of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.