BLUEPRINT: THOMASVILLE 2028 PLAN TO BE UNVEILED

Last fall, more than 600 Thomasville citizens from all parts of the community took part in blueprinting the future of Thomasville. Next week, the comprehensive planning process will continue when the draft plan is shared with the community. “Since the very beginning of this effort last May, we have been so pleased with the level of participation that we have seen from community members,” said, Brian Herrmann, City Planner. “Hearing from all sectors of the community is vital to...



THOMASVILLE NAMED A ‘PLANFIRST’ COMMUNITY

During its annual Fall Conference in Savannah, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced that nine Georgia communities, including Thomasville, have received statewide distinction in the PlanFirst program. The PlanFirst program recognizes excellence in community planning and is given to communities with a proven track record of strong development and implementation of their comprehensive plan. “Earning the PlanFirst designation is quite a compliment to the City of...



THOMASVILLE BLUEPRINTS HER FUTURE

Last month, Thomasville took another important step in the development of a comprehensive plan which promises to place the community on the road to positive growth for all of its citizens. The year-long planning effort, known as Blueprint: Thomasville 2028, has eagerly sought citizen input in order to create a plan that is truly inclusive of all sections of Thomasville and her population. “We started the process in May when a team of consultants, City leaders and members of our...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CONTINUES COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROCESS

Beginning Monday, September 18, 2017, the City of Thomasville will hold community workshops as part of the Blueprint: Thomasville 2028 Comprehensive Plan and engagement process. A Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document to direct capital improvements, evaluate development projects, guide public policy, and ensure that Thomasville is the city its residents want it to be. “We began the comprehensive planning process this spring with a series of community workshops that were designed to...



LET’S DISCUSS ECONOMIC VITALITY

Last month, the City of Thomasville launched a new series of public meetings with guest speakers to help spark conversation concerning topics that are relevant to municipal operations, economic development, planning and design, and more. Tonight, the "Let’s Discuss…" series will welcome Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Clark will give a statewide and community overview, while sharing the direction that our state is headed by the year 2030. From...



WORK ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONTINUES

Work continues on Thomasville: Blueprint 2028, the City of Thomasville’s comprehensive plan and engagement process, based on feedback received from a series of open houses in early May. Four open house sessions were held in various locations to accommodate and appeal to a large part of the community. Sessions were held at the City of Thomasville Council Chambers, First Missionary Baptist Church, Thomasville Community Resource Center, and Douglass School. A consulting team of experts...



PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEMBER RECEIVES CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

A member of the Thomasville Planning & Zoning Commission has been named recipient of the 2017 Richard McLaughlin Scholarship to attend the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Conference. Rev. Jeremy Rich, Commission member since 2016, will attend this premier conference, regarded as one of the preeminent planning, urban design and economic development conferences in the country in Seattle, Washington, May 3-6, 2017. “I’m delighted to be selected as a McLaughlin Scholarship recipient...