Downtown Macon BID Passed!

COMMISSION VOTES IN FAVOR OF DOWNTOWN MACON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT “Today’s approval of the Downtown Macon BID marks an important moment where downtown property owners voted with their pocketbooks to invest in a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future for Downtown Macon,” said Josh Rogers, President and CEO, NewTown Macon. “The BID promises that downtown’s brightest days are ahead, not …

Macon Connects featured in Bicycle Times Magazine

Last September, the town of Macon, Georgia installed a network of temporary bike lanes. In the two weeks that the lanes were up, bike traffic increased by nearly 900 percent, more city residents were inspired to ride instead of drive and many residents also visited places that they normally wouldn’t because of the ease of access. The project, known as …

What’s Happening This Weekend in Downtown Macon?

What better way to enjoy a hot Macon weekend than by coming to a fun event downtown? This is a list of some of the great things going on this weekend. Click on the teal event name for a link to more information or ticket sales!

FIRST FRIDAY – JUNE 2

If June 2 is not already on your calendar, make a note of everything that will be offered for the First Friday of June!

NewTown to Hold Public Presentation on Real Estate Development Loan Fund

On Tuesday, April 25, NewTown Macon approached the County Commission to let them know of our desire to use money in our Real Estate Development Loan Fund to refinance a mortgage for a successful downtown business. This Fund has been in place since 2012 and provides public benefit through converting vacant space to active use, increasing property tax revenue, creating …

Public Space Matters

Amidst every bustling street, thriving business, and strong community exists a common, fundamental feature. Public spaces, from parks to plazas and anywhere in between, are fundamental to communities because they are the medium where social interactions happen and where community is born. Simple in design but robust in effect, public spaces create the perfect environment for any use and everyone. …