Draft Plan for 2nd Street Corridor Relies Heavily on Public Input
Following a community-wide, multi-day Design Charrette hosted by CHA & Huntley Partners and the City of Macon, a public meeting was held to unveil a draft plan for the transformation and revitalization of the Second Street Corridor. To develop the draft plan, CHA & Huntley Partners relied heavily on input gathered during the charrette from drawings and ideas submitted by community members.
"We are creating a walkable, livable, green, and sustainable corridor through the city that will connect the different areas and neighborhoods of Macon," says Macon Mayor Robert Reichert. "This is a publicly-driven and publicly-funded project that will impact our city for decades to come, attracting residents, businesses, and visitors."
You can download the presentation - which includes several maps and design components - using the link below. You can also download the presentations from the earlier community meetings and the Phase I findings.
This design charrette - as well as several other community meetings held the past few months - provided residents, business owners, community leaders, and others the chance to share their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions about the revitalization of Second Street.
The development of a master plan and the initial work on the Second Street Corridor is being funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) approved by voters in November 2011.
About Phase I of the Planning Process
During the first phase of this year-long process, members of the team hosted several community meetings and met with individuals and organizations. Discussions centered on what Macon needs, what resources were available, what challenges needed to be met, and, most importantly, what they wanted Macon to be. The input received will be used by CHA & Huntley Partners to develop a master plan for Second Street to be a vibrant, green, multi-modal downtown corridor connecting Macon’s major employment and activity centers, Coliseum Hospital, the Centreplex, the Central Business District, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, and beyond.
In early April, a four-member team from Macon attended the American Architectural Foundation’s Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA) in San Francisco. Macon was chosen as one of eight public-private development teams based on its Second Street Multi-Modal Transportation Project.
Several community meetings have been hosted for residents, business owners, and community leaders in several neighborhoods. On Thursday, September 6, 2012, a public meeting was held at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission in East Macon to hear directly from people how they envisioned this project impacting their community.
On June 26, CHA & Huntley Partners presented the findings from Phase I of this process to City Council. To view the presentation about the Phase I findings, click the link below. To view more in-depth findings, click here: http://cityofmacon.net/node/18160.
|2nd Street Corridor Draft Design Plan - 9.25.12.pdf||22.44 MB|
|2nd Street Corridor Concept Developement - Phase I.pdf||10.65 MB|
|Community Meeting Presentation (9.6.12).pdf||5.7 MB|