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The LaFayette City Council reactivated its dormant DDA in 2005 following requests by downtown business owners to assist them in redeveloping and promoting downtown as an exciting place to shop, dine, work and live.
Some of the Main Street programís greatest successes have been completing grant-funded upgrades to downtown storefronts, art projects coordinated with local schools and the rehabilitation of Chattooga Academy, which is believed to be the stateís oldest remaining brick schoolhouse. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg is said to have planned the Battle of Chickamauga while sitting under a tree on the school grounds. The building is also called John B. Gordon Hall in honor of the Confederate general and Georgia governor who attended the school as a boy.
The LaFayette DDA meets on the second Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at Chattooga Academy.
The Promotions Committee works on tourism and organizes special events; it meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday at Chattooga Academy.
The Economic Restructuring/Organization Committee manages the financial and logistical aspects of the City of LaFayette's Downtown Development Authority and works within the DDA area boundaries. It meets the second Monday at 2 p.m. at Chattooga Academy.
The Design Committee focuses on historic preservation projects and serves as the downtown-focused arm of the LaFayette Historic Preservation Commission; it meets on the second Monday at 5 p.m. at Chattooga Academy.
All meetings are open to the public. Meeting schedules are regular meeting dates and times, and may be subject to change.
For more information about meetings or the Main Street program, call the LaFayette Main Street and Economic Development Department at (706) 639-1519.