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Macon-Bibb seeking recreation center suggestions

Macon-Bibb seeking recreation center suggestions

Several public forums are being held in Macon for feedback on several recreation center sites.

According to a news release from the Mayor's Office, public feedback on what amenities and activities could be included would help. Through the forums, the project designers can develop preliminary drawings, seek additional feedback then provide a final drawing to the public before presenting it to the Commission, the release states.

Vaughn & Melton have been selected to head those projects, the release says.

All five forums start at 6:30 p.m. To know where they will be held and what project will be discussed, click here.

Youth Summit workshop to be held at Southwest High School

Youth Summit workshop to be held at Southwest High School

A free parent/teen youth summit workshop is being held Saturday at Southwest Magnet High and Law Academy in Macon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, according to a news release from the Georgia Legal Services Program. The workshop, the release states, is being held to discuss data on issues and strategies parents should consider to prevent their child from becoming a high-school dropout. 

This event is sponsored by GLSP, the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.: Epsilon Beta Lambda Chapter and the Macon Bar Association.

Refreshments will be served. 

For more information, please contact Joe Lindsey at 478-737-2066.

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.

Former Hunt Elementary to get new life

On Friday, April 24, the Macon Housing Authority and Macon-Bibb County District 3 Commissioner Elaine Lucas celebrated the redevelopment and revitalizations of the former Hunt Elementary School on Shurling Drive. The school is being converted to the Henry A. Hunt School Village and will have 60 multifamily, affordable housing units for seniors 62 and older.

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.

Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Public invited to learn about smart growth strategies

Residents and business owners are invited to learn more smart growth strategies at a public forum with Smart Growth America on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

The forum is part of free, grant funded technical assistance program offered by Smart Growth America. The organization will be meeting with the community and representatives from Macon-Bibb County, the Urban Development Authority, New Town Macon, Chamber of Commerce, Planning & Zoning, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Industrial Authority, Development Authority of Bibb County, and the College Hill Alliance.