Foley hosting informational meeting detailing downtown plans

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Posted 12/20/17

FOLEY – Several projects that will impact Foley’s downtown area are in the planning stages, according to Foley officials. Those who own property or a business in the downtown Foley area, or …

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Foley hosting informational meeting detailing downtown plans

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FOLEY – Several projects that will impact Foley’s downtown area are in the planning stages, according to Foley officials. Those who own property or a business in the downtown Foley area, or anyone who is interested in learning about future plans, is invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at the Foley Civic Center.

A presentation on Main Street Alabama, what is it and why Foley is applying, will be given by state Main Street officials.

City officials will also provide updates on several ongoing projects that include a proposed arts and entertainment district, the downtown comprehensive plan, and a historic structures survey.

Foley’s downtown area has undergone a number of changes in the past few months with the opening of new coffee and gift shops, as well as Grumpy’s restaurant changing hands to become Desmond’s Taste of Jamaica. The building located at the northwest corner of Hwy’s 59 and 98, vacant for many years, is being remodeled and will become the home of Yabba’s, a unique candy store.

Foley’s downtown continues to attract visitors from across the nation, as well as international visitors. The Holmes Medical Museum welcomed almost 6,200 visitors during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, up 35 percent from the previous year.