The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government’s (ACCGov) 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.
The plaza includes:
14 standard hexagonal tables
four ADA-accessible hexagonal tables
The tables are spaced in a socially distanced pattern. Hand sanitizer stations will also be located in the plaza.
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.
Social distancing should be maintained of at least six feet from other persons who do not live in the same home or residence.
For more information about the College Square Plaza project, contact the ACCGov Central Services Department at 706-613-3530.