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Hall County refocuses its future vision
Some of Chamber of Commerces plans for 2030 stalled, others taking shape
A group of pedestrians crosss the pedestrian bridge over Jesse Jewell Parkway Thursday morning at the Brenau University Downtown Center.
Some items, such as high-speed rail, a downtown hotel/conference center and a “harbor town” mixed-use community off Lake Lanier, still seem futuristic. Another of the plan’s original 15 “Big Ideas,” a visitors center off Interstate 985, is viewed as almost outdated, given the advent of mobile devices and other technology. Still, 10 years into an ambitious plan for how Hall County might look in 15 years, Vision 2030 can check a few things off its list, such as formation of the “Wisdom Project,” which gets older residents involved in sharing their expertise in the community.