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April 19, 2023

It's great to be back in Macon!

Macon's transformation since our first Macon Action Plan (MAP) was completed in 2015 has been nothing short of stunning. We were back in town in April for two separate but inter-related projects: to kick off the third iteration of MAP and to join the Reimagining the Civic Commons Studio in Macon.

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June 17, 2021

Downtown Challenge Grants awarded to 23 Macon projects

Congratulations to the people of Macon, Georgia, and the 23 winning projects of Downtown Challenge Grants! Each project will push forward the goals of the Macon Action Plan and help implement our recommendations. Some of the winning projects include: a mural by the Macon-Bibb Transit Authority; bike racks, bus stop seating, and lighting from Bike Walk Macon; and roving pop up wildlife events from the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Can't wait to see these awesome programs take shape!

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January 29, 2021

Macon Action Plan Refresh Launches!

We are so excited to share that the Macon Action Plan Refresh is here! The first MAP, released in 2017, had 92% of its recommendations implemented before its five-year horizon, which led us to work with the Macon community again to update the plan to make even more progress Downtown Macon, Georgia. The high rate of implementation comes from a combination of realistic, actionable goals, and the opportunity for anyone interested to apply to the Community Foundation of Central Georgia for a grant to make their idea a reality.

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Knight Foundation

May 20, 2019

The power of collaboration: working together for a more vibrant Macon

Thousands of residents engaged in the planning process ✅ Place-based economic development ✅ 80% of strategies implemented ✅ Check out this write up by Knight Foundation about the impact of our work and others in Macon, Georgia, in the past few years. We are so excited to continue our work in Macon, Georgia, with the Macon Action Plan Refresh: the latest update to the Macon Action Plan!

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December 21, 2016

Macon gets some love

Next City gives Macon a little love for their excellent work in creating the world's first pop-up bike network.  As stated in the article: "Macon, Georgia, population 150,000, was able to increase cyclist counts nearly tenfold during a one-week pop-up bike network, which at 8 miles, may have been...

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