WHEREAS, UPtown Columbus, Inc., desires to apply to renew Columbus' designation as an Main Street City by the National Main Street Center; and,
WHEREAS, the UPtown Columbus Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the agency to pursue designation as an Urban Main Street City; and,
WHEREAS, Uptown Columbus will serve as the lead agency in the effort to obtain designation by the National Main Street Center through Department of Community Affairs' Office of Downtown Development as the sponsoring state agency for the Georgia Classic Main Street program,
WHEREAS, the Consolidated Government will actively participate as a partner with UPtown Columbus in the effort to renew Georgia Main Street Program designation; and,
WHEREAS, the Main Street commercial revitalization approach encourages forward-thinking economic development in an historic preservation context, so our community’s legacy can be passed on to future generations.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to maintain Columbus' Local Main Street designation and to appoint Uptown Columbus to serve as the Local Main Street Program Board of Directors.