Fayetteville gets HUD designation

Tue, 10/09/2007 - 3:32pm
By: Ben Nelms

Fayetteville had clear skies overhead Oct. 4 as city officials and civic leaders greeted U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Atlanta Regional Director Bob Young and received a designation as a Preserve American Community. The designation was accompanied by a $31,000 HUD grant.

“Preserve America Communities, neighborhoods and grant recipients know the importance of historic preservation to the economic, educational, esthetic and cultural life of America, as well as to their residents, their visitors and especially to their children,” Young said. “The citizens of Fayetteville do a great job of preserving and promoting their heritage.”

The $31,000 grant will be used for signage, an information kiosk and a walking tour brochure of the city’s Main Street District. The interpretative project will promote heritage tourism and help identify the historical and cultural resources located within the district.

Fayetteville is one of 521 Preserve America Communities nationwide. The Preserve America Communities program recognizes and designates communities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.

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