Second Street Corridor master plan to be presented

lfabian@macon.comFebruary 12, 2013 

The master plan for Macon’s downtown corridor will be presented to a city council work session Tuesday evening.

Mayor Robert Reichert and designers will discuss the project at 5 p.m. session at Macon City Hall.

CHA/Huntley Partners consulted the public and other stake holders in developing the plan for the connector from east Macon through downtown to Mercer University Drive.

The mayor plans to eventually link Macon Mall and Middle Georgia State College to the project.

The Second Street Downtown Corridor is being partially funded by a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

It is part of the mayor’s strategic plan for this year.

“We have made great strides the past few years to put Macon on the path to becoming a walkable, livable city, and the revitalization and redevelopment of Second Street Downtown Corridor will be a catalyst for improvements now and many years to come,” Reichert said in a news release. “We will be connecting our centers of dining, shopping, business, and education to create a vibrant urban core that will attract residents and businesses.”

This past year, CHA/Huntley Partners worked to develop this master plan using focus groups, tax and development data, and a multi-day public design charrette; by engaging a variety of stakeholders – including business and community leaders, local organizations, residents, and the general public – the plan will have a unified vision about how people want to revitalize our City and attract new residents and businesses.

The Second Street Downtown

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