City of Hickory breaks ground for City Walk, cuts ribbon for downtown renovations
HICKORY, N.C. (WBTV) – City of Hickory officials had a busy noon-time hour Monday as they broke ground on the long awaited City Walk Project and quickly headed to downtown to cut the ribbon on the six-month long Union Square redevelopment project.
Both are part of the bond package passed five years ago in an effort to transform Hickory into the future. During the Great Recession, many companies left and many people moved away. Officials want to change that.
The renovation of Union Square is just a piece of the overall effort, he says. City Walk will be a ten foot wide path from one side of the city to the other, with spurs into neighborhoods and crossing Union Square and eventually connecting with the future River Walk project. Williams says it will transform Hickory…..