Work Continues on Currahee Beautification Project Efforts

Progress appears to be continuing on multiple fronts on cleanup efforts on Currahee Street in the city of Toccoa.

City Commissioner Terry Carter provided an update last Monday on efforts associated with the Currahee Beautification Project.

That is an effort of Toccoa and Stephens County government and private citizens underway to clean up properties along the Highway 123 Corridor in the city and county, initially starting along Highway 123, or Currahee Street, between the Toccoa By-pass and Big A Road.

Part of those efforts include the creation of a green space at the intersection of Broad and Currahee streets.

Carter said those plans continue to develop right on schedule.

“They showed us five different landscape designs,” said Carter.  “It was obvious they did a lot of work.  It was well planned.  We gave our feedback and they are going to take those comments and they will get back with us later in December to decide exactly which one we are going to go with.”

He said that everything remains on pace for installation of the students’ design next month.

Meanwhile, Carter said a number of buildings look like they will be coming down along the corridor.

“The Planning Department got a request for a demo permit from the Acree family,” said Carter.  “Harlan Martin will be working on the gas station that is at 301 West Currahee Street.  That is next door to the Station on the right.  James Addison obtained a demo permit for the Casket Company property.  He says John Carter will be doing it.”

Meanwhile, the old T’s Restaurant on Big A Road, near Currahee Street, has also been demolished.

City commissioners approved a demolition agreement for that property at a meeting last month.