Downtown Holly Springs is being shaped into a vibrant town center.
Private investors and public funds are contributing to the momentum, in particular with a group of three projects to add roughly 100,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office spaces, as well as infrastructure improvements that include additional parking, improved roads and regional stormwater management:
Town Hall Commons: 242 S. Main Street, 45,000sf mixed-use (office, retail, restaurant) building
Public investment to add parking and build road improvements and stormwater management
This group of projects also will:
add about 35 businesses (with an additional 60 businesses in expanded Coworking Station space)
create about 500 jobs
make an $85.7 million economic impact to the town during the first year of operations and construction and, following that, have an annual $49.7 million economic impact. (Over 20 years, the group of projects is projected to generate $1 billion in regional economic impact.)
The town was responsible for infrastructure and streetscape improvements.
A parking deck, new parking lot, and additional on-street parking added about 389 parking spaces downtown.
Rogers Street was realigned and extended across Main Street to connect with Avent Ferry Road. Rogers Street flows one way from Grigsby Avenue across S. Main Street to Avent Ferry Road.
One block of Ballentine Street was converted to a one-way street flowing from Avent Ferry Road to Main Street. Also, a traffic signal is planned for the intersection of Main and Ballentine streets. The signal will be Holly Springs’ first town-operated signal; other traffic signals in town are operated by the state. The signal will be designed for future connection to the town fiber optic network, allowing staff greater control over its operation.
A regional stormwater area serving downtown also was constructed.
The Block on Main and Town Hall Commons buildings will offer retail, restaurant and office spaces.