Mocksville considers revitalization effort to draw visitors

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MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — Out-of-towners often tell Mocksville officials they love driving down the town’s picturesque Main Street, with its early 20th -century architecture, town square and towering oak trees.

“The problem is they’re driving through, not stopping,” Andrew Meadwell, Davie County’s planning director, recently told a joint meeting of the town’s council and the county planning board.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Mocksville is in the early stages of figuring out how to get more people out of their cars and into some of the shops and restaurants along Main Street.

At last month’s meeting, Meadwell and Town Manager Christine Bralley unveiled a set of schematic designs by Stimmel Associates, showing what the town could look like with some parking and sidewalk improvements, designated green spaces and a community space where people could gather for concerts, plays and festivals.

The plans are preliminary, meant in many ways to trigger ideas and begin a discussion on revitalizing the town, and no action was taken.

Read full article: The Winston-Salem Journal.