Toccoa City Commission moves forward with Rural Zone Resolution

During last night’s Toccoa City Commission meeting, the commission voted and approved to move forward with its application for a Rural Zone Designation Resolution.

The Community Development Department is interested in applying for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ new Rural Zone designation.

This program provides additional tax credits for rural communities.

The rural zone is targeted toward the Main Street district.

The goal of the Rural Zone program is to provide tax credit incentives to promote the revitalization of vacant, rural Georgia downtowns by encouraging investment, job creation, and economic growth in long-established business districts by the designation of “Rural Zones.”

In other business, the commission approved the purchase of a Henrietta Street property.

City staff recently negotiated a price of $6,000 for a 2.08 acre lot, owned by Kenneth C. Payne, located at 50 Henrietta Street.