Time, place change for downtown plan presentations

jgaines@macon.comFebruary 4, 2014 

The time and location for public presentations on a master plan for downtown Macon have been changed.

The event was originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

As of Tuesday afternoon, that had changed to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St., according to Alex Morrison, executive director of the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority.

The public will be able to hear from three firms, finalists for creating a new Urban Core Master Plan. The firms are K2 Urban Design from Savannah and Interface Studio from Philadelphia, according to a news release. Each firm has extensive experience in creating publicly driven master plans that have fostered revitalization efforts in downtowns across America, the release said.

The public will be invited to rate the presentations and give feedback before the final selection of a firm that will guide the yearlong planning effort with the community. Business owners, property owners and residents are encouraged to attend the event, which is coordinated by the urban development authority.

To contact writer Jim Gaines, call 744-4489.

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