PROMOTING SMART GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN ANNISTON, ALABAMA

OPPORTUNITY PLANNING RESOURCES

OPPORTUNITY

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We are educating leaders through the CAPZO scholorship and funding. 

There are many opportunities to participate in programs and workshops for people interested in making a difference in their community through leadership and planning. Spirit helps fund these opportunities to learn how.

JSU is a Spirit Partner. Their BETA program means Businesses!


PLANNING

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Spirit encourages City Planning and Business Planning.

What do you need to do to start your business Downtown? Do you want to locate in Anniston's Historic District? 

Need an old Factory in the Manufacturing district near the proposed Chief Ladiga Trail? Use our Resrouces Section to link to the agencies and services you need.


RESOURCES

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how to get things done!

WHY ANNISTON...?

A Rich History and a New Vision

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Anniston has a rich retail and commerce history.  Downtown Anniston, like many downtowns across America, has lost many of it's shops and businesses to the interstate strip malls. Anniston is now reinventing itself and is open for Business! Anniston also has a new distinction with a new National Monumen in two locations in Downtown. Aniston has many buidings on the National Historic Register. 

Buildings and Available Locations

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Downtown is full of opportunities for you to take advantage of...Use our Resources to easily navigate the system.

Community Involvement

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WHAT SPIRIT SUPPORTS...

AnniCon

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AnniCon is Sponsored by Spirit of Anniston, click for more information on AniCon. The Spirit supports several small organizations who need a non-profit to oversee or partner with.

MAP Anniston Chalk the Walk

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The Sprit provided funding and resources for Chalk the Walk, a chalk arts festival in Downtown Anniston as well os other arts projects.

Small Business Incubator

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Sprit of Anniston contributes to the health of Downtown Anniston by providing reduced rent to the tenants of the Spirit of Anniston's Storefront building on Noble Street. 

Currently it is The Music Box!

CURRENT SPIRIT PROJECTS

Banners for Noble Street Anniston

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Providing matching funding for Banners hung on Noble Street by Main Street Anniston.  

Historical Building Plaques

Plaque of the Original Spirit of Anniston Building as an example. This is a bronze plaque.

 We are funding an Historic Plaque program in the Historic Downtown Business district in conjunction with the Anniston Historical Society. There are many buildings on the National Historic Register. 

Click here to see Historical Information about these buildings. 

Click here to see more about Kimberly O'Dell, our Historian and Researcher. 

Click here for the tail map

Downtown Anniston Brochure

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 Spirit of Anniston is producing a brochure for Downtown  Anniston detailing the independent restaurants, businesses and services that are here. This is Spirit's way way to help promote our historic downtown area. 

Website: Information and Directory

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 Our website is a resource in itself. Please use it as a directory!  

GETTING TO AND AROUND ANNISTON

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