Macon-Bibb Commissioners consider new Urban Redevelopment Plan

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County is updating its Urban Redevelopment Plan.

Neighborhoods in the Urban Redevelopment Area (URA) have higher crime rates and more blight than other parts of the county.

The City of Macon adopted a URA plan in 2011, but now that the government has consolidated, commissioners want to update it.

“We didn’t really revisit any of the data or [look] at the strategies [again]. This was an opportunity to look county-wide at the areas that might needed to have been included had Bibb County done a plan,” explained Laura Mathis, the Deputy Director of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission.

Neighborhoods in the URA have more resources available to help improve them than neighborhoods that aren’t in the area.

Commissioners plan to vote to adopt the new plan on April 19th.

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