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The Williamston Downtown Development Authority met on Tuesday, March 19, to adopt the Williamston DDA’s 2019 Re-Stated Facade Improvement Program.
Rich Martin, chair of the DDA, said the program is designed to encourage business owners to make improvements to their facades and their buildings.
“That’s the whole idea,” said Rich Martin, chair of the Downtown Development Authority, “is to make the downtown more inviting for people to come to visit our city.”
John Gormley, who has been a legal assistant for the DDA, said he wanted to make something clear to the public on the plan. “The DDA is not giving money for the improvements, but they are rather providing an easement to the businesses who participate in the program,” Gormley said.
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Martin, who owns Barrett’s in downtown Williamston, said his business needs some work on the outside. He said he plans to participate in the program once an application is made public.