Thank you to all who came out for the Thomasville, Blueprint: 2028 charrette events last week! The energy from the community was fantastic and so many ideas were gathered to be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan. The community really engaged this process, and as a result of the input, ensured that the Plan reflects the collective vision for the future of Thomasville – it could not have been done without you. Last Friday night, the consultant team presented the culmination of the work over the charrette to a packed room at 227 West Jackson Street.
The themes heard from the community and potential concepts were presented as a rough draft of the direction for the Plan. These themes included: build truly great streets, maximize connectivity, expand housing options, grow and attract but protect and enhance character, and a prosperous and inclusive city. Specialists discussed opportunities for Thomasville and covered subjects such as: economic opportunity, urban revitalization for downtown and neighborhood centers, housing, health, historic preservation, urban character zones, sustainability, parks, transportation and mobility, and public housing. Renderings were presented to illustrate what the potential options for the future of Thomasville might look like based on the feedback and thoughts from the community.
The consultant team then departed Thomasville to continue working on the draft of the Comprehensive Plan to be completed before the end of the year. If you couldn’t make the final presentation, don’t worry – it has been posted on the “Resources” page of blueprintthomasville.org and videos will be uploaded on the “Films” page. Keep checking in to learn about progress and the different subjects that are being discussed as the Plan is refined!
View and download the Work In Progress video here: