The Georgia House has given its approval to a bill that would establish the Sugar Hill Building Authority, an entity that would be able to own and manage buildings in the city's expanding downtown area.
The bill, which received unanimous House approval, now moves to the Senate.
"It's just another tool to help us implement our Downtown and Community Master Plan," said Paul Radford, city manager, in an interview with AccessWDUN in February.
That plan includes the EpiCenter project, which will bring a city-owned theater and gymnasium to the downtown area, along with 40,000 square-feet of office, living and retail space.
The authority would consist of seven members, appointed by the city council. All must be Sugar Hill residents, and each term on the board will last three years.
The mayor and council may serve as members.