Athens Downtown Development Authority
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, December 8, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00 pm
Gameday Conference Room (second floor)
January 6, 2022
ADDA’s January board meeting has been cancelled. The February meeting will take place on February 10 at 2:00.
December 23, 2021
ADDA will be closed December 23, 24, and 31. Happy Holidays to one and all!
August 2, 2021
ADDA and UGa’s Office of Government Relations are delighted to present this year’s North of the Arch event! Taking place August 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the event gives students the chance to explore the businesses of downtown Athens and win prizes. Participating are Community, Classic City Cycling, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Archer Paper Goods, Dynamite Clothing, The Clubhouse, Empire read more >
July 28, 2021
ADDA has received a $9,300 grant from @AARPLivable for a new interpretive exhibit, an African American culture and heritage library, and a walking tour map between @MortonTheatre & @LHArtsC! The map will tell stories of Black Athenians from the Civil War to the early 1900s.
The Ware-Lyndon House and the Morton Building, located seven blocks apart in downtown Athens, tell very read more >
July 20, 2020
At ADDA’s upcoming board meeting (Wednesday, July 22, at the Classic Center), attendees will need to complete an affidavit/waiver regarding their health. https://classiccenter.formstack.com/forms/event_waiver
Attached below are the Classic Center’s health and safety protocols.
July 2, 2020
The ADDA July board meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m., at the Classic Center, with face masks and social distancing.
June 16, 2020
ADDA – with partnering organizations the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA), the Lyndon House Arts Center, Creature Comforts’ Get Artistic program, tiny ATH gallery, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the Athens Area Arts Council, the Athens-Clarke County Arts Division, and Flagpole Magazine – is delighted to announce Athens Banner Project. More info read more >
June 10, 2020
Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, ADDA, and Athens-Clarke County Public Works will launch the Athens Music Walk of Fame to honor Athens musicians and bands in the summer of 2020. The first ten honorees will be announced in June. Artist Allen Sutton will design the plaques.
April 3, 2020
The Small Business Administration is providing federal emergency loans via the CARES Act for small businesses affected by COVID 19.
The SBA is also offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advances. Small business owners in Athens are eligible to apply for loans up to $2 million and loan advances (do NOT need to be repaid) read more >
December 23, 2019
We will be closed December 24 and 25, as well as January 1. Happy holidays to one and all!
December 4, 2019
In lieu of ADDA’s regular December board meeting, board members will meet on December 9, from 1 – 4 p.m., at 131 East Clayton Street, for Classic MainStreet training. As with all ADDA board meetings, the public is welcome to attend.
January 18, 2019
In recognition of MLK Day, ADDA’s office will be closed Monday, January 21. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 22.
January 3, 2019
April 26, 2018
Just look at the adorable video two brilliant UGA students made. Downtown Athens is the best.
April 19, 2018
G Day is 4/21 at 4! Park downtown – College & Washington decks open for business as usual & our surface lots off of Dougherty are only $20 per car! Driving an RV? $20 per space occupied.
March 19, 2018
The March ADDA board meeting has been cancelled. The April board meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 10, at 3:00.
March 9, 2018
ADDA’s March board meeting has been postponed, and will now take place Tuesday, March 20, at 3:00 p.m.
February 1, 2018
Downtown Athens Parking Services’ office will be closed February 6-9 in order to switch their parking management software. Customers will NOT be able to pay online during this time. The due date to pay monthly parking will be extended to February 16.
January 18, 2018
September 29, 2016
Join ACC-PD Chief R. Scott Freeman, Ph.D., and the Council on Alcohol and Drugs at a special meeting on safe and responsible alcohol sales and service. This two-hour course will include tips from the UGA PD on recognizing fake IDs. Other topics include civil liabilities issues, alcohol license laws, and the community health risk assessment being conducted in downtown Athens.
October read more >
September 28, 2016
The Downtown Athens Parking System phones (706-613-7978) are up and running. Thank you for your patience.
September 27, 2016
The phones in our parking office (706-613-7978) are not currently working. We are doing our best to fix this problem as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
September 13, 2016
We are currently unable to accept parking meter payments through the mobile payment app. We are working to resolve this problem, and thank you for your patience.
August 12, 2016
Our online parking page is working again. We apologize for any inconvenience.
August 12, 2016
Our online parking payment page is not currently accepting payments. We are working to correct this problem, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
August 9, 2016
You can now purchase DABA’s downtown gift certificates at the CVB (located in the Classic Center on North Thomas Street), as well as at the ADDA’s office (located in the Gameday building at 250 West Broad Street). Downtown gift certificates make wonderful birthday, holiday, and teacher’s gifts. Or you could buy some for yourself.
June 29, 2016
The Downtown Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.D., and Landmark Properties, will kick off on Friday, July 1, at 5:00 p.m. Come on downtown and join us for a children’s festival area, arts & crafts and food vendors, a beer garden at South Kitchen, live music (starting at 6:00), and – at 9:30 – a fireworks read more >
June 9, 2016
On Friday, July 1, Athens Downtown Development Authority will host the Downtown Fireworks Spectacular. ADDA’s planning partner, Atlanta Creative Events, is seeking vendors for this event: food carts and trucks, face-painters, etc., are encouraged to contact Jim Shumake at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on participating.
This event will begin at 5:00 p.m. on July 1, with the fireworks show beginning read more >
June 8, 2016
The June ADDA Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 14, at 3:00 p.m., in ADDA’s office, which are located at 250 West Broad Street, Suite 108.
Approval of Minutes – May 10, 2016 Regular Meeting
May 23, 2016 Work Session
Public Input – Three-minute limit per person
Update on Downtown Firework Spectacular [no materials in packet]
Update on Downtown bike racks read more >
May 18, 2016
Athens Downtown Development Authority
Board of Directors Work Session
Monday, May 23, 2016
250 W. Broad Street
Call to Order
Fy17 ADDA Budget
Parking Management Fee
Gift Certificate Program
Parking Enforcement Status
ADDA Boundary Expansion Update from Jim Warnes
Executive Session – if needed
Next Meeting – Tuesday, June 14, 2016
250 read more >
May 17, 2016
Athens-Clarke County Central Services will be removing some trees in the downtown area due to damage and/or disease. A schedule for the removal of these trees is not currently available, but Central Services will post a sign on trees designated for removal several days in advance.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Athens-Clarke County Central Services at 706-613-3530.
April 29, 2016
Spend a time-lapsed day in downtown Athens, Georgia, and see why it’s the place to be.
From the Farmers’ Market with gorgeous fresh produce and locally made goods to The Classic Center with its convention space and live shows. With one-of-a-kind boutiques, outdoor cafes, and live music most nights — in clubs and on the street. All this and you’re only steps read more >