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Dawsonvillle has undertaken a major project to revitalize its downtown. And they need to hear from you.

The Dawsonville Development Authority (DDA) has partnered with the University of Georgias Carl Vinson Institute of Government to focus how best to attract new businesses, support existing businesses, and improve the sights and sounds of the downtown area -- short and long term.

One of the first steps in the process is to get feedback from Dawson County residents, young and old, on how to make downtown Dawsonville a destination point rather than a pass-through route.

A downtown steering committee was formed two months ago to help lead the project, but its opinions arent enough.

This is the peoples project and we need their input, said DDA President Nick Nicodemus. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for residents to help determine the future of our historic district.

All Dawson County residents are eligible to participate. Residents may complete and mail in the survey to the News & Advertiser, scan its QR Code, or go to

What additional services/amenties would you like to see in downtown? (Select all that apply)

a. Activities (theatres, museums, etc)

b. Bars

c. Parks and Open Space

d. Retail Stores

e. Restaurants

f. Residental Living Options

g. Trees

h. Other ______________

How do you generally get downtown?

a. Drive

b. Bike

c. Walk

d. Other ________

What activities are you doing while in the Dawsonville area? (Select all that apply)

a. Driving through

b. Hiking

c. Racing

d. Shopping

e. Visiting museums/cultural sites/festivals

f. Other ___________

Select those that you have visited or plan to visit (Select all that apply)

a. Amicalola Falls

b. Atlanta Motorsports Park

c. Bowen Center for the Arts

d. County Courthouse and Jail

e. Dawsonville Pool Room

f. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

g. Lake Lanier

h. North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall

i. None

j. Other _______________

Do you want a downtown truck bypass route? ____Yes _____No Why or why not?

Open-Ended Questions:

What should downtown Dawsonville look like in 10 years?

What keeps people from coming downtown?

What is your favorite thing about downtown?

Optional Questions

What is your zip code? ______________

How old are you?

a. Under 18

b. 19-30

c. 31-50

d. 51-65

e. Over 65


a. Female

b. Male

What is your combined household income? (Please select one)

a. Less than $49,999

b. $50,000 - $99,000

c. $100,000 - $149,000

d. More than $150,000

e. Prefer not to answer

Please specify your race

a. Black or African-American

b. White

c. Asian

d. American Indian

e. Other ___________________