Completing widening, sidewalk connections, curb and gutter, and crosswalks. This project improves traffic flow and safety on a well-traveled gateway road that leads to neighborhoods and premiere parks – Womble and Sugg Farm – where games and events are held throughout the year.
Grigby Avenue, from Raleigh Street to Sugg Farm
Deferred for evaluation
An open house meeting was held in August 2019.
Following the Civil War, about 50 freed men pooled their money to buy land for a church where First Baptist Church stands today on Grigsby Avenue. The African-American men and women who helped build the town before the Civil War stayed and kept the town alive after emancipation. The half-acre plot of land purchased for the church held a log cabin. A new church building was constructed in the late 1860s and replaced after it burned in a fire. The building then was renovated in 1935 and again in 1952 with added brick veneer and modern amenities.
Holly Springs staff has engaged with key partners for this project, including: