The city of Toccoa continues to move forward with preliminary work to prepare for Phase Six of its downtown Streetscape project.
Toccoa Planning and Downtown Development Director Connie Tabor said that the survey work is complete on the project and the city is now moving forward with other steps.
“The survey work for Phase Six Streetscape has been completed,” said Tabor. “Now, we are at the right-of-way and real property agreement stage with DOT, which means that we have to provide them with documentation that no right-of-way or no real property is being acquired in the project area.”
Last week, the Toccoa City Commission approved a real property agreement between the city and the Georgia Department of Transportation. The agreement states that the city will not acquire any real estate in the proposed Phase Six Streetscape project area.
Tabor said that preliminary engineering work for the design phase of the project is also already underway.
Phase Six of the Streetscape project involves improvements on the alley next to WNEG Radio and the parking lot behind the radio station. According to Tabor, the finished Phase Six will look similar to some of the other alleys in downtown Toccoa that have already finished streetscape work. The project also includes improvements to the parking lot.
There is currently no set start date for construction of the project.
The city of Toccoa received $325,000 last year from the Georgia Department of Transportation for streetscape work in the downtown area and is providing a $65,000 local match for the project.