Design firm picked for downtown Macon’s master plan project

lmorris@macon.comFebruary 27, 2014 

The Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority on Thursday chose the urban design firm that will create a new master plan for Macon’s urban core.

The authority voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Interface Studio of Philadelphia for $399,720. The master plan study is being funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Peyton Anderson Foundation.

“We will be putting together a steering committee to work with them,” said Shannon Fickling, who heads up the authority’s Downtown Committee.

The decision came after the authority sought design firms last year to submit ideas for the master plan. Two firms, Interface and K2Urban Design of Savannah, were selected to make presentations earlier this month in a public forum.

Interface also was involved in plans for the College Hill Corridor and the Second Street corridor.

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