THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS NAMED THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE A "CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT" UNDER THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION’S GUIDELINES.  THE HONOR HAS POTENTIAL BENEFITS, TOO… AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE GRANTS FOR A NUMBER OF IMPROVEMENTS. 

CATHERINE EDGEMON, LAFAYETTE’S MAIN STREET AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, SAID THE DESIGNATION SHOULD HELP THE CITY TAP ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO STEP UP ITS HISTORIC PRESERVATION EFFORTS.  OTHER CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED AVAILABLE GRANTS TO SURVEY DOWNTOWN AREAS FOR REVITALIZATION… OR TO ACHIEVE NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTRATION.

LAFAYETTE IS ALREADY IN THE PROCESS OF MAPPING AND ASSESSING THE HISTORY OF DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS WITH THE HELP OF THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMISSION.

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