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Main Street Sylva Association creates Mill Street revitalization plan

Main Street Sylva Association creates Mill Street revitalization plan

Every five years, the Main Street Sylva Association’s Board of Directors creates an economic development plan, and this year, the focus is on downtown’s Mill Street. 

The board is imagining improvements to the Mill Street business district that would activate empty spaces, help with building and “sitescape” improvements and employ some placemaking strategies in order to help it become as vibrant as the town’s Main Street.  

The plan includes façade improvement renderings for all Mill Street facing buildings, a façade grant program for property owners, a technical assistance grant program to help building owners activate inactive spaces in their buildings, a new streetscape design plans and additional public art.

Many initiatives are already underway or have been completed, including façade improvements, murals and the new downtown public restroom.

Once the Mill Street façade renderings are completed, the Main Street Sylva Association will host a business and property owner meeting to unveil them and the details of the façade grant program.

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