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DETOUR ROUTE CHANGES FOR WEST JACKSON STREET

Construction has begun on the south side (inbound lane) of the 200 and 300 blocks of West Jackson Street. One-way vehicular traffic and on-street parking are available on the north side (outbound lane) of West Jackson Street. Signage and cones are in place to mark the detour and travelers are encouraged to exercise caution throughout the area. A map of the detour route utilizing Lee Street and Jefferson Street is shown below. For additional information on this project, please contact...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES

The West Jackson Streetscape Project is now in its third month of construction, and project leaders say that everything is moving forward as scheduled. Construction began in late April and remains on target for a November completion. “The construction of the West Jackson Street area is moving forward, and we are pleased with the progress of the project,” said Wayne Newsome, City of Thomasville Engineer. “Crews are working to keep the project moving forward while trying to minimize...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION TO DETOUR AROUND OAK STREET

The West Jackson Streetscape Project is continuing, and everything is moving forward as scheduled. Due to anticipated work on a water main on Oak Street, there is a planned road closure for this street scheduled for Monday, July 1st that is expected to last two days. “The East bound lane of West Jackson Street will remain open, however a detour around Lee Street will be implemented for the West bound traffic,” says Wayne Newsome, City of Thomasville Engineer. “The progress is exciting...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WELL UNDERWAY: #SHOPTOITWESTJACK

Now in its second month of construction, the West Jackson Streetscape Project is continuing, and project leaders say that everything is moving forward as scheduled. Construction began in late April and remains on target for a November completion. “The construction of the West Jackson Street area is moving forward, right on schedule. We are pleased with the progress of the project,” said Wayne Newsome, City of Thomasville Engineer. “Crews are working in multiple locations...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE PROJECT SET TO BEGIN

After nearly two years of public input, the West Jackson Streetscape project in The Bottom District of downtown Thomasville will begin on Monday, April 29, 2019. The project represents a public engagement process that began in 2017 and involved numerous citizens coming together to contribute their ideas for the development of the streetscape plan for this important downtown area. “It is very exciting to see the final plan that was shaped by public input finally become a reality,” said...



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AMPHITHEATER AND WEST JACKSON DISTRICT OFFICIALLY NAMED

The Thomasville City Council recently took steps to officially name the business district surrounding the 200 and 300 blocks of West Jackson Street and the amphitheater in downtown Thomasville. During regular session on July 23, 2018, a unanimous vote was cast to officially declare the area of West Jackson Street as The Bottom. During the same vote, the downtown amphitheater was officially named The Ritz Amphitheater. Both names celebrate Thomasville’s African American history and heritage...



PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER WEST JACKSON STREET PROJECT

After months of engaging with community members and actively listening to their ideas and concerns, a concept for the West Jackson Streetscape project was presented to the community at a meeting held on Monday, November 20, 2017. The proposed plan to enhance this vibrant area of downtown Thomasville was unveiled to a crowd of over sixty community members at an open meeting Monday evening at Trinity Anglican Church. “We have been so encouraged to see the level of interest and...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE PUBLIC UNVEILING SCHEDULED

After months of public input that included more than 80 survey responses, ten open topic discussions, two discovery walks and one kickoff meeting, a plan is coming together for the West Jackson Streetscape project that will enhance this vibrant area of downtown Thomasville. “Since kicking off our initial meeting for this project in August, we’ve worked directly with hundreds of Thomasville residents so that we have an understanding of what enhancements are most valued by our community...



CITY LAUNCHES DISCOVERY WALK CONCEPT

The City of Thomasville has launched a new tool to help citizens learn more about the projects that impact their community. Discovery Walks will give those interested an opportunity to walk with planners, engineers, and other City staff to hear more about the work that is occurring on projects in Thomasville. Lauren Radford, Director of Public Engagement and Outreach said that the Discovery Walks are an additional way for citizens to get involved in the work happening in their community....



WEST JACKSON STREET TAKES CENTER STAGE

Exciting plans are in the works for West Jackson Street from Madison Street to Remington Avenue. Beginning August 15th, citizens will have an opportunity to learn more about the project and how to contribute their ideas to the development of a streetscape plan for this downtown street. “What we are proposing is a streetscape improvement project that is focused on the area of West Jackson Street from Madison Street to Remington Avenue at the railroad crossing,” said April Norton, Main...



PLANNING & ZONING COMMITTEE NAMES OFFICERS, PLANS PUBLIC HEARING

The Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission met earlier this month to chart 2017 initiatives and elect officers. The Commission is responsible for working to engage the public in the planning process, a process that can involve comprehensive planning, zoning and the implementation of a comprehensive plan. According to Brian Herrmann, City Planner, this essentially means that the Commission is charged with balancing the public good with private rights and interests. “The Thomasville...



WEST JACKSON STREET SET FOR IMPROVEMENTS

Exciting changes are on tap for a popular Thomasville road. Changes to traffic flow patterns, improved pedestrian and bicycle access, on street parking, and overall improved aesthetics are planned for the West Jackson Street corridor, a move City officials say will translate into an economic boost for business and property owners. “The West Jackson Street corridor is an area that has needed improvement for some time,” said Jerry Pionessa, City Engineer. “Redesigning the aesthetics...