Energy and Input

Yesterday was the first day of the Open Studio and Technical Meetings for Thomasville: Blueprint 2028 at 225 and 227 West Jackson Street. The consultant team heard from community members, business owners, and city leadership.

 Thoughtful groups come out and provided valuable feedback and ideas at the technical meetings like at the Economic Development Meeting.

Thoughtful groups come out and provided valuable feedback and ideas at the technical meetings like at the Economic Development Meeting.

Great thoughts and feedback were gathered at the technical meetings that talked about economic opportunities, historic preservation, and sustainability for Thomasville. These meetings were held in a round table fashion and the ideas and concerns were noted and will become integrated into the Comprehensive Plan. Victor Dover presented strategies for creating great streets in cities and towns in the evening at the Library. Don't worry if you couldn't make this presentation or want to see it again, it will be posted online for you to view.

 Community members at the Historic Preservation technical meeting discussed ways to promote the diverse history of Thomasville.

Community members at the Historic Preservation technical meeting discussed ways to promote the diverse history of Thomasville.

The Open Studio was also busy with activity as the consultant team worked on solutions to the ideas from the Kickoff Meeting. Groups filtered in and out of the studio space and included community members, business owners, and high school students. More ideas were gathered and discussed to help refine the plan and included future land use planning, urban design, bike lanes, business development, public housing solutions, housing and health, educational and vocational training opportunities, and redevelopment possibilities.

Don't forget to come out to the Open House tomorrow at 6 pm and the Work-In-Progress Presentation Friday at 6 pm at 227 West Jackson Street. Come out and visit - see what is being worked on and give your thoughts. This is your chance to shape the vision for the future of Thomasville!