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FY 2025 CEP Guidelines and Application Available

Please note that these are due February 28, 2024.



Game Day Parking

2023 UGA Gameday Parking in Downtown Athens:

Park in the College Ave or the Washington Street Parking Deck for 2023 UGA football games!


Gameday parking is available on a first come first serve basis for $40 (CASH ONLY). Decks open at 8:00 am.


706-613-7978 for more information.

ADDA’s CEP Fund Guidelines and Application

Applications and guidelines for ADDA’s CEP funds are now available. Deadline for completed applications is February 28, 2022.

ADDA Holiday Hours

ADDA will be closed December 23, 24, and 31. Happy Holidays to one and all!

ADDA August Board Meeting Agenda

The agenda for ADDA’s August board meeting is available here.

North of the Arch

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 >

AARP Livable Communities Grant

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 >

CEP Guidelines and Application

Guidelines and application for ADDA’s CEP funds are now available for events taking place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The deadline for completed applications is February 28, 2021.

ADDA December Board Meeting

Please note that this meeting will take place at the Classic Center, and all attendees are required to complete a waiver.

ADDA November Meeting

This meeting has been cancelled.

Video Link to ADDA Board Meeting

Here’s the link to today’s 2:00 p.m. ADDA August Board meeting.

ADDA July Board Meeting Safety Protocols

At ADDA’s upcoming board meeting (Wednesday, July 22, at the Classic Center), attendees will need to complete an affidavit/waiver regarding their health.
Attached below are the Classic Center’s health and safety protocols.

ADDA July 2020 Board Meeting Agenda


Please note that this meeting will take place in the Classic Center’s Olympia II, and will be socially distanced. Masks are required.

ADDA July Board Meeting

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.

Ready, Set, Go Safely

Ready, Set, Go Safely is a community-wide campaign prioritizing the health and safety of visitors, residents, and businesses as we safely reopen Athens. Learn more and commit to the six! 

Athens Banner Project

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 >

Athens Music Walk of Fame

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.

ADDA June Board Meeting

This meeting has been canceled.

ADDA May Board Meeting

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, ADDA’s May board meeting will be held virtually. You can watch it here:

The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. today, May 14.

ADDA May Board Meeting Agenda

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this meeting will be held virtually.


ADDA’s April Board Meeting

This meeting has been cancelled.

Emergency Assistance for Small Businesses

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 >

Small Businesses and E-Commerce

We’ve worked with Kativ8 to create this video to help small businesses during this challenging time – a few suggestions for maximizing business via e-commerce and social media. Also check out www.ClassicCityLove. We’re thinking of y’all!

ADDA and Main Street
ADDA Holiday Hours

We will be closed December 24 and 25, as well as January 1. Happy holidays to one and all!

December Board Meeting

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.

February Board Meeting Agenda

Please note that ADDA board meetings will now take place on the second Thursday of each month, at 2:00 p.m., at our office.


Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

In recognition of MLK Day, ADDA’s office will be closed Monday, January 21. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 22.

ADDA Board Meeting Calendar

Please note that ADDA board meetings will now take place on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

CEP Funding Guidelines and Application Now Available

Completed applications are due by February 28, 2019.



Map to Athens’ Minority-Owned Businesses

Map created by Enlightened Media and UGA’s Community Mapping Lab

Map to Athens’ Minority-Owned Businesses

Map created by Enlightened Media and UGA’s Community Mapping Lab


Just look at the adorable video two brilliant UGA students made. Downtown Athens is the best.


Mosaics Beautify Downtown

ADDA is proud to share this Flagpole article featuring local artist Krysia Ara’s gorgeous mosaics. Come on downtown and check them out!

ADDA March Board Meeting Cancelled

The March ADDA board meeting has been cancelled. The April board meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 10, at 3:00.

ADDA March Board Meeting Postponed

ADDA’s March board meeting has been postponed, and will now take place Tuesday, March 20, at 3:00 p.m.

CEP Funds Guidelines and Application


Please note that the deadline for these funds is February 28, 2018. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit applications to, or mail to:

Elise LeQuire


250 West Broad Street, Suite 108

Athens, Georgia 30601

ADDA Special Called Meeting – Time Change

Please note that this meeting has been moved to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10.

ACC-PD Vendors’ Meeting on Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service

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 >

Bike Repair Stand Installed Downtown

This collaborative project is located at the College Avenue parking deck, and is available to everyone!

Downtown Athens Fireworks Spectacular

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 >

Seeking Vendors for Downtown Fireworks Spectacular

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 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 ADDA Board Meeting

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

Community Reports


Director’s Report

Update on Downtown Firework Spectacular     [no materials in packet]
Update on Downtown bike racks                          read more >

ADDA Work Session


Athens Downtown Development Authority

Board of Directors Work Session

Monday, May 23, 2016

1:00 pm

ADDA Office

250 W. Broad Street

Suite 108




Call to Order


Fy17 ADDA Budget
Parking Management Fee
Receptionist Position


DABA Contract
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 >

Tree Removal Downtown

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.

ADDA’S new office at the gateway to downtown Athens

Check out our new office space! ADDA moved to The GameDay Building at 250 West Broad Street, near Pulaski, this spring. This is where the public monthly board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 3-5. These meetings are open to the public.

Here you can see the new sign installation for our new Athens Downtown Development Authority offices read more >

Video Post

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 >

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