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Downtown East Point
A city’s Downtown is a reflection of how a community sees itself. When large industries consider a location, one key factor they look at is the Downtown area – is it alive and viable? The Downtown District is often a major tourist draw as well. Heritage tourism has increased substantially across the U.S. because people are naturally drawn to the character and history of the Downtown Districts. In addition, the Downtown District is the pulse of the City. It is typically where you will find the City’s government buildings, like City Hall, law enforcement, library and the post office, as well as, other institutions like banks and churches. It is also a critical employment center, in many cases, serving as an incubator for start-up small businesses. A successful Downtown offers a variety of businesses and institutions, as well as, a residential component and gathering space for special events and recreation. All of these components create an attractive, successful live, work and play environment!
Although there is still much to be done in East Point’s Downtown, great milestones have been made because of the City’s focused commitment to revitalize the Downtown District. The City has grown a development staff to facilitate this process, including an Economic Development Specialist that has a focus on the Downtown District, Economic Development Director, Senior Planners, Downtown Architectural Review Board (DARB), the East Point Business and Industrial Development Authority (BIDA). In addition, the East Point Main Street Association's (a non-profit) mission statement is the revitalization of the Downtown District. Working together, they all have a role in the success of the Downtown District.
Downtown East Point Character Map (18x24) are available for purchase from the East Point Main Street Association. Just $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00.