About Downtown Development
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:
- The Block on Main, 300 S. Main Street: 52,530sf, three-story mixed-use building
- 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’s Role
The town is responsible for infrastructure and streetscape improvements.
A parking deck, new parking lot, and additional on-street parking will add about 389 parking spaces downtown.
Rogers Street will be realigned and extended across Main Street to connect with Avent Ferry Road. The project involves abandoning a small section of Raleigh Street to remove the unsafe “K” intersection. Rogers Street will flow one way from Grigsby Avenue across S. Main Street to Avent Ferry Road.
Two blocks of Ballentine Street will be converted to a one-way street flowing from Avent Ferry Road across Main Street to Raleigh Street. Also, a traffic signal is planned for the intersection of Main and Ballentine Street. The signal would be Holly Springs’ first town-operated signal; other traffic signals in town are operated by the state. The signal would 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 will be constructed.
The Block on Main and Town Hall Commons buildings will offer retail, restaurant and office spaces.
Learn more on the developments’ websites:
Construction on the Town Hall Commons building and public infrastructure is expected to last about a year, wrapping up in 2019. The partnership between the town and private investors - and ultimately the community - is transforming Main Street and downtown Holly Springs into a destination!