ACCGov's Transportation and Public Works Department and Central Services Department closed College Avenue between East Clayton Street and East Broad Street, commonly known as College Square, to vehicles as of Thursday, October 8, 2020.
The closure was part of a six-month pilot project to close this block to vehicle traffic and temporarily convert the area to a pedestrian and dining plaza. In the spring of 2021, the Mayor and Commission voted to permanently close the plaza.
Future elements and infrastructure for the space have not yet been determined, but will be evaluated as part of the voter-approved TSPLOST 2023 program as part of Project 28: College Square Pedstrian Plaza.
The plaza includes:
- picnic tables
- 14 standard hexagonal tables
- four ADA-accessible hexagonal tables
The tables are spaced in a socially distanced pattern.
- Patrons using the spaces should clean up after themselves and be respectful of their time at a table if others are waiting to use tables.
- Food and drink are allowed in the plaza area, but alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
For more information about the College Square Plaza project, contact the ACCGov Central Services Department at 706-613-3530.