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The Albany-Dougherty County Inner City Authority met today at the Government center to discuss future plans for different areas down town.

One plan is to restore the old NAPA building into a park that would not only beautify the city, but provide performance space for the downtown production company, The Levee.

Levee Co-Owner, Blake Cook says, "I think the art park will really help us out, we had a venue at our old spot and we really need one here."

The Levee believes the park will bring a richer culture to the area

"Just working of creativity of having something like that there having this corner here and downtown Albany as a creative hub will help the whole community," says Cook.

ADICA is also talking about turning the area above the old Albany Theatre into residential space.

City Manager, Aaron Blair says,  " Our need for office space isn't as bad as residential so we can probably go in there and build four loft units in there."

The committee also hopes to put kiosks around downtown to help visitors pinpoint major attractions.

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