The College Hill Corridor Commission decided Wednesday which ideas it will recommend to the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to be funded for the final round of Knight Neighborhood Challenge grants.
Nadia Osman, director of revitalization and business for the College Hill Alliance, said ideas chosen by the commission had not been released as of Wednesday evening, but she said a variety of applications were reviewed.
“We saw everything from improvements to local green space, to public art, to bike sharing, to golf cart sharing,” Osman said. “So there was definitely a range of items ... that local community members wanted to implement.”
J.R. Olive, program coordinator of the College Hill Alliance, said the alliance submitted the bike sharing idea.
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“Bike sharing is, like, we would purchase a fleet of bikes and then through the use of a phone app and a website, people could rent these bikes,” Olive explained. “You don’t have to keep up with your particular bike. ... You just take one when you need it, and leave it when you don’t.”
Other applications, Osman said, included an amphitheater structure for High Street Park, a new basketball court for Daisy Park, a new playground for Tattnall Square Park and added improvements to Coleman Hill.
The Community Foundation of Central Georgia will make the deciding vote on which projects get funded and which don’t, Osman said.
Typically, about $300,000 per round of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge is allotted to fund ideas, but Osman said there may be more money left over from other grants. Grant recipients will be announced Oct. 16.
Also during Wednesday’s meeting, Osman said Heather Bowman-Cutway, co-chairwoman of the commission appointed by the president of Mercer University, resigned to go on sabbatical. Carrie Ingoldsby, director of campus life, will be the new co-chairwoman.
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