As a result of their 2019 Strategic Planning Retreat, the Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority (DDA) identified the creation of a Downtown Master Plan as the top priority. The overall purpose of the plan is to focus on downtown growth, cohesion, and appearance. It will also serve as an opportunity to engage community members, stakeholders, and partner organizations in fulfilling the vision for Stone Mountain Village.
The Goals of the Village Forward Master Plan are:
- To identify catalytic sites to spur redevelopment and increased activity in Stone Mountain Village
- To identify market area(s) and target industries/desired businesses to attract
- To create a Marketing Plan with a consistent branding logo and wayfinding strategies to direct and encourage people to visit Stone Mountain Village
- To qualify the City to apply for the Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas Legislation (RURAL) Zone designation from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which will provide incentives for job creation, commercial investment, and business activities through state income tax credits. To learn more about Georgia’s RURAL Zone Program and how it can enhance Stone Mountain Village’s revitalization, click here.