Downtown

Formed by state legislation in 1977, the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA) administers the revitalization & redevelopment of the Central Business District. The ADDA encourages and promotes the economic improvement, redevelopment, and rehabilitation of the downtown area and makes long-range plans in cooperation with the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County.

The ADDA mission is to promote, to maintain, and to enhance a safe and economically viable central business district by focusing both public and private resources on the fulfillment of downtown’s potential to benefit the entire community. ADDA exists to create an economically sustainable, vibrant, and viable downtown; to create an environment that attracts people and investments; to be an advocacy group for downtown constituents; and to promote downtown to residents, businesses, and visitors.

View Website

Enter a starting location to get directions.

Other Nearby Locations

UGA Health Sciences Campus

The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia promotes health in human populations, protects the environment and prevents...

Get Directions

Georgia Theatre

Georgia Theatre is a live music venue and event space in Athens, Georgia. Many prominent national and local acts across...

Get Directions

The Southern Brewing Company

If we wanted a source of inspiration, we couldn’t have asked for better than Athens. Thriving food and music scenes,...

Get Directions

Terrapin Beer Co.

Terrapin Beer Co is a brewery located in Athens, Georgia dedicated to creating unique experiences through the passionate brewing of...

Get Directions

Mama’s Boy Restaurant

Southern breakfast & lunch staples with a modern twist whipped up in relaxed, cheery digs.

Amazing food served everyday with...

Get Directions

Creature Comforts Downtown Taproom and Brewery

Like all good stories, ours starts with humble beginnings. It is a story of friendship, growth, struggles, challenges, successes, disappointments,...

Get Directions

The Arch

At nearly 160 years old, the cast iron Arch bordering North Campus and Downtown Athens, represents both the past and...

Get Directions

The Loop

SR 10 Loop, the Athens Perimeter Highway, encircles Athens along a 19 mile course. The limited access highway also carries...

Get Directions