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...



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...