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The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program* oversees a 12 block downtown area which includes the historic business district and the city center.Many of Historic Downtown Hartwell's attractive buildings were constructed from1879 to 1925, adding to the overall charm of the city, and county seat for Hart County. Hartwell has been an accredited DCA  'Main Street' City since 1997, 



Want to tell your civic leaders what your community should be like in 20-30 years?  Want to tell them which issues you feel are most important?
Here’s your chance!
The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) is assisting with the update of the City of Hartwell Comprehensive Plan, the State required document that helps shape and coordinate local work programs for the community.  This planning process is designed to ensure that major projects and policies for the community are developed with public input, ensuring a level of coordination between local and State level interests. 
As part of this process there is a brief online survey asking people to give their thoughts on select issues and priorities for the city.  This survey will be accessible through December 11, 2020 and is open to anyone with a vested interest in the area.  Anyone wishing to participate should visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G73YRZN.  (This link will also be made available on the beginning November 9th.)
Additional forums inviting public input are planned for later in November, December, and January, and will be announced as they are scheduled.  A copy of the current plan be found on the “Comprehensive Plan” page of the City’s web site. (http://hartwell-ga.info/comprehensive-plan.htm)
Any questions about the public involvement process can contact Adam Hazell at the GMRC as listed below.
Adam Hazell, AICP
Planning Director
Georgia Mountains Regional Commission
770-538-2617 – Office
678-571-3644 – Mobile


Hartwell Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority Vision Statement:
"To work together to revitalize, promote, beautify downtown Hartwell as the viable hub of our community. This will provide for feasible preservation of our historic and natural resources, encourage quality growth and economic prosperity,and further maintain our small town experience. Through this we will be responsible stewards to enhance our quality of life and retain our sense of community."

Many local businesses support the work and mission of the organization through donations which are greatly appreciated, understanding the importance of revitalizing  and maintaining the community's commerce center and 'sense of place'.

We directly support local small business with start up, expansion  and/or retention assistance! Hartwell Georgia & Hart County received Governor Purdue's recognition as an Entrepreneur Friendly Community in May 2006. Hart County is the #1 NE Ga County, and#18 in the statewide program! The Hartwell DDA & The Hart County Chamber began an Entrepreneur Initiative Program in 2005. Amenities include a business resource kit, low interest loan information, consultations with SBDC, GA Dept. of Economic Dev. professionals, and much more-all at no charge. The localEntrepreneur Initiative is based at the DDA/Main Street Office: 111 W Franklin Street in downtown Hartwell.

Phone: 706-376-0188 hartwellmainstreet@hartcom.net