A major renovation for Downtown Macon could be on the horizon.
Tuesday night Macon City Council listened to a proposal to transform Second Street in an effort to bring economic life to downtown Macon.
A team of designers, researchers and builders are joining together to give 2nd Street a facelift. CHA Consulting presented their master plan for the downtown street to city council.
The proposal includes a tax allocation district plan, an urban design theme that will build on the city's history. The group also talked about transit options for the Second Street Corridor.
The redevelopment area will begin near Mercer University, and stretch down Second Street, ending near the Centreplex and I-16.
For the most part, Council's reaction was positive. The mayor says the renovations will modernize Second Street and draw more traffic to downtown.
"A green, retail friendly, pedestrian friendly, sustainable community with bike lanes and transit features so that it's a multi-use street or a complete street is another catch phrase that they use," said Macon Mayor, Robert Reichert.
$8 million from the SPLOST will help fund the reconstruction of Second Street.
City Council will vote on a contract with CHA Consulting sometime toward the first of the New Year.
If Macon City Council approves a deal with the firm, they'll begin a year-long analysis of the Second Street area and get input from the community about the project.