A community’s downtown is an indicator of its health and vitality. The cities of Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch and Lula have initiated urban redevelopment efforts that incorporate public investments in planning, greenspace and infrastructure to better leverage and encourage private investment.
- Flowery Branch
- Other municipalities: Braselton, Buford, Clermont, Gillsville
Vision 2030 is a community project of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and consists of a coordinated group of volunteers leading long-term goals to position Gainesville-Hall County as the most enviable community in Georgia by the year 2030. Many of the Vision 2030 Big Ideas support and enhance downtown development through collaboration, planning, infrastructure and investments in urban redevelopment in order to:
- Develop a thriving live, work and play area, including a new hotel and conference center, in downtown Gainesville (Downtown Development Committee)
- Advance the easy flow of local traffic (Transportation Committee)
- Create and place public art (Public Art Committee)
- Develop and protect greenspace, like the Highlands to Islands Trail (Greenspace Committee)
- Encourage walking and a healthy lifestyle (Healthcare Consortium)
- Develop our new Millennial and Generation Z volunteers and leaders (MillennialZ Committee)
- Encourage connectedness among residents, workers and visitors (Diversity CommUNITY Committee)
For more information, contact Tim Evans, VP of Economic Development:
(770) 532-6206 or email.