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Public input sought for downtown redevelopment plan
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As it was looking to begin work on a new downtown redevelopment plan, the city of Hinesville was designated as a “Renaissance” community by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. This designation brings support and resources from the University and the Georgia Municipal Association to assist with the creation of a new strategic vision and plan for downtown Hinesville.

The university staff will lead a Town Hall meeting seeking input from residents, business owners and patrons regarding issues and opportunities for growth in downtown Hinesville. The public is welcome to attend the Town Hall meeting on Jan. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the council chambers on the first floor of City Hall, 115 East M.L. King Jr. Drive. 

There will also be opportunities to provide input via online surveys, paper surveys and focus group meetings.

The local Steering Committee for the Downtown Redevelopment Plan includes: John Baker, Melissa Carter Ray, Roger Jones, Shonda Mickel, Tom Ratcliffe, Sabrina Newby, Mayor Allen Brown, Cathy Thomas, City Manager Kenneth Howard, and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Director Michelle Ricketson.

For more information, call HDDA at 912-877-4332.

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