Macon mayor presents idea for baseball park

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – After a long year of planning, Macon-Bibb leaders are ready to make big changes as a consolidated government.

Commissioners met for their last strategic planning meeting on Tuesday. They’re confident they have a plan that will address all of the issues they identified at the beginning of consolidation. 

Mayor Robert Reichert said there are about 50 projects in the works to improve infrastructure, economic development, and to make a safer community. 

“I want to see Macon become the hub city of the Middle Georgia region. The hub city of the Middle Georgia region is a vibrant, urban core that offers opportunities. Be they social, cultural, retail, healthcare, higher education,” explained Mayor Reichert. 

At the end of the meeting, Mayor Reichert showed a plan to revitalize a portion of Emery Highway to Eisenhower Parkway between 7th Street and I-75.

He explains it’s just an idea for now, but commissioners want to make that area more attractive. 

The plan includes a 55-hundred seat baseball stadium, possibly for a minor league team. 

“Put a couple of hotels and other restaurants and things on the site as well, to create a center of activity. And that’s as far as we’ve gotten with it. It’s just an idea,” said Mayor Reichert. 

Commissioners will continue to discuss ideas for the space. They will meet in June to make sure the strategic plan falls within their budgets. 

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