The team responsible for guiding the design, construction and maintenance of downtown’s streetscape project met to walk Phase 1 and discuss the current construction timeline. Downtown’s streetscape project focuses on improvements to pedestrian safety and landscaping. This includes enhancements to sidewalks, trees, medians, lighting and street furniture. The City has been awarded state and federal grant money to fund 80% of the project’s design and engineering. Construction for three blocks of West Main and South Chestatee is scheduled to begin Winter 2015.