Historic downtown Anniston will soon see the results of a $1-million dollar Loft and Façade Investment for contemporary loft apartments and store front facelifts in the next 12 months. The Anniston Downtown Development Authority recently awarded funds that altogether will leverage investments of approximately $1 million into Noble Street. Under a DDA program known as the Downtown Development Incentive, people submitted formal applications to the DDA which were scored using a variety of metrics. The scoring funds must be used solely for the purpose of promoting economic development within the City of Anniston. According to Mayor Stewart, with this program Main Street Anniston will see six new loft apartments created.