Remington Avenue Streetscape Project
The Remington Avenue Streetscape project will provide both social and economic benefits. In addition to improvements for car travel, the project will consider how to make the street more accessible for other modes of transportation including pedestrians and bicyclists. Safe and inviting streets encourage walking and biking and provide more recreational spaces that encourage healthier, active lifestyles. The streetscape project will consider the important role that the public right-of-way plays in moving and connecting people so our community can truly thrive.
The project scope is located along Remington Avenue between Reid Street and East Pinetree Boulevard and on Kern Street between Reid Street and US 84/SR 38 (Smith Avenue).
- August 2019
Join us for the public presentation of the draft vision plan for the Remington Avenue Streetscape project and see how input received from our community has helped shape the future of this important corridor.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers in the Municipal Building
144 East Jackson Street
- July 2019 – We were excited that over 45 citizens attended the Remington Avenue Streetscape Concept Open House on July 16th at the Thomas County Public Library. The feedback received from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive and consistent with the preliminary concept designs that were presented to them. The project is broken into several segments based on the width of the right of way and concept designs were presented for each section of the project based on last month’s public input sessions. Additional information was gathered at the Open House that will be used to create the final concept plan. Once the final concept of the streetscape project is complete, they will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission then the City Council. If approved by both, they will move to engineering and final design. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and will take around 12-18 months to complete. We are appreciative for all of the public input received from our community.
Come see how your ideas from last month’s Discovery Walks and Public Input Sessions have been incorporated into a preliminary design concept and give your feedback on this exciting improvement plan for Remington Avenue.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Flipper Room, Thomas County Public Library
Drop In: 9:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Full presentations at 9:15 a.m., 12:00 noon, 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
June 2019 – The City of Thomasville is pleased to offer an opportunity for public input with the Remington Avenue Streetscape Discovery Walks and Public Input Workshops! Join us as we tour the project area and discuss the many opportunities for improvement.
- Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All sessions will begin and end at the Thomas County EMS and Fire Station, 1202 Remington Ave.
Transportation will be provided to several points along Remington Ave. between Smith Ave. and Pinetree Blvd. Public Input Workshops will immediately follow the Discovery Walks.
- May 2019 – In May 2019, the Planning Department established the Remington Ave Streetscape Advisory Committee, composed of community members. The Advisory Committee will play the important role of providing community representation and participation during the preliminary design stages for this critical corridor. Invited members include citizens directly or indirectly affected by the project and representatives from the community at large. The intent is to bring together engaged stakeholders who will participate and contribute to this planning effort. The Remington Avenue Streetscape Advisory Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:15 p.m.
- 2017 – During a 2017 staff and City Council retreat to plan for projects using money from the 2018 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum, the Remington Avenue Streetscape project was ranked first on the list, clearly indicating it as a priority. The Blueprint 2028 Comprehensive Plan documents the community’s support for improvements to Remington Ave and for providing more walkability and bikability in the community. During one Blueprint 2028 open house workshop in May 2017, participants were asked “what is most important to you?” Walkability and bikability ranked third after education and job opportunities.
The Comprehensive Plan calls for making streets more complete, in part, through adding pedestrian and bicycling transportation options and by increasing access to parks and neighborhood amenities.
In addition to SPLOST dollars, the City is applying for a GDOT Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant to fund the streetscape improvements.