Mayor Steve Miller
P.O. Box 990
Holly Springs, GA 30142
Holly Springs was incorporated in 1906 around the busy Louisville & Nashville Railroad train depot. Holly Springs was at that time known for its green marble quarry on the west side of the city and as a destination for local farmers who wanted to ship their goods on the railroad. As metropolitan Atlanta has grown over the past several decades, Holly Springs has become more suburban in character, with light industry, commercial establishments, and residential developments.
Recently much of the work from the mayor, City Council, and city staff has centered on the redevelopment of the downtown area. The Town Center Project (TCP), which will be constructed on about twenty acres near the intersection of Hickory Road and Palm Street, will include retail units, multifamily housing, senior living, and single-family detached residential units as well as City Hall with a town green and amphitheater. Although it would be more exciting to see shovels digging the ground, the city has focused on making sure the TCP succeeds by first completing necessary infrastructure improvements before vertical construction begins. The city has added travel and turn lanes near the TCP, and most recently, widened the southside of Holly Springs Parkway to four lanes and added sidewalks and lampposts to complement the construction of Sixes Ridge and The Darby, both market-driven apartment complexes with upscale amenities.
Construction of the Town Center Road Network Project began in 2019. It includes the construction of a roundabout on Hickory Road east of Fire Station Number Eight, the addition of a westbound travel lane from the roundabout to Holly Springs Parkway, the construction of a new roadway from Palm Street to Hickory Road, and the conversion of the end of Palm Street to a right-in/right-out intersection.
The city has furthered its commitment to going green by completing the requirements to become a Tree City USA, recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Holly Springs Tree Commission hosted the city’s first Arbor Day celebration by giving away free dogwood, live oak, and crepe myrtle seedlings as well as thornless blackberry bushes. It also participated in the Great American Cleanup event and picked up more than a thousand pounds of trash and debris from city streets.
The city continues its Holly Springs 101 class, which it launched in 2016. In the class, residents and local business owners meet and interact with city staff members on a personal level while learning how city departments function daily. They are encouraged to ask questions of city staff and engage in open dialogue about topics such as the duties of the city clerk as well as those of employees involved in finance, administration, police, fire, and Community Development. Each class meets for four weeknight sessions in the spring, and participation is free.
ABOUT HOLLY SPRINGS
- Population: 36,198
- Average Household Income: $80,370
- Median Single-Family Home Value: $237,900
- 2018 – #1 Safest City in Georgia
- 2019 – #11 Safest City in Georgia, National Council for Home Safety and Security
- 2019 – Partners in Education Award of Excellence – L. R. Tippens Education Center, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
- 2019 – Partner of the Year – Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy, Cherokee County School District
- 2015 – Present: Main Street America Accredited Program, National Main Street Center, and Georgia Main Street
- 2010 – 2018: Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, Government Finance Officers Association
- 2012 – 2017: Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Government Finance Officers Association