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Second round of 5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program begins

Macon-Bibb County completed a full year of its expanded 5 x 5 Program on April 3 and will begin the second round with District 1 from April 20 – May 22, 2015. Working with District 1 Commissioner Gary Bechtel, the area to receive the targeted services will be encompassed by Northside Drive, Wesleyan Drive, Oxford Road, Oxford Circle, and Marlowe Drive. To view a map of the District 1 area receiving the focused services – as well as reports and maps from previous Districts – click here and select the “5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program” tab.

Work to begin on Pinnacle Park

In late April, Macon-Bibb County and the Urban Development Authority broke ground on the first phase of improvements to Pinnacle Park on Second Street at the site of the old Boys and Girls Club. The first phase of these improvements will include trails, benches, landscaping, and a great view of Downtown.

Macon-Bibb house demolitions ahead of schedule

On Thursday, April 23, Macon-Bibb County demolished the 100th and 101st house since July 1, 2014. These two structures were located at 555 and 581 Cynthia Avenue, just off of Second Street and across from Elam Alexander Academy.

Macon-Bibb District 1 getting second round of focused services

Macon-Bibb County completed a full year of its expanded 5 x 5 Program on April 3 and will begin the second round with District 1 from April 20 – May 22, 2015. Working with District 1 Commissioner Bechtel, the area to receive the targeted services will be encompassed by Northside Drive, Wesleyan Drive, Oxford Road, Oxford Circle, and Marlowe Drive. To view a map of the District 1 area receiving the focused services, click here. For reports and maps from the first round of the program, click here and select the “5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program” tab.

Bowden Golf Course listed in National Register of Historic Places

The Charles L. Bowden Golf Course, located on Millerfield Road in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Macon and the Macon Golf for Kids program.

Electric bus considered for Second Street Corridor

In 2011, Macon began a planning for the redevelopment and revitalization of the Second Street Corridor as a “multi-modal spine” from East Macon and I-16, through Downtown, past Mercer University, and to I-75. It would connect residential areas, businesses, universities, medical facilities, and government facilities to each other while linking two regionally significant facilities, I-16 and I-75.

Macon-Bibb receives check for energy conservation

On Friday, February 27 Georgia Power presented a check to the Facilities Management Department for more than $25,000. This is the latest rebate check received by Macon-Bibb County as part of Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program. Since 2011, Macon-Bibb has earned more than $52,000 in rebates.

In 2014, Facilities Management installed high efficiency lighting at North Macon Park, Memorial Park, Freedom Park, Rosa Jackson Center, Bloomfield Recreation Center, Frank Johnson Park, and East Macon Park.  The new Tax Commissioners’ Office on Third Street included high efficient lighting, a new roof, and a reflective coating on the roof.

For more information about the program and other Macon-Bibb green efforts, click here.