A $1 million Georgia Department of Transportation grant to the City of Macon for improvements to Tattnall Square Park along College Street was announced at a news conference on June 3 by Macon Mayor Robert Reichert and State Transportation Board member Jim Cole. The funds are part of the Transportation Enhancement grant program, which supports projects that make cities more pedestrian and bike-friendly, beautify landscapes and restore historical sites.
The renovations to Tattnall Square Park will focus on College Street from Oglethorpe Street to Coleman Avenue and will include a retaining wall, streetscape enhancements, and three elevated crosswalks. Parallel parking along both sides of the street as well a bike lane and new sidewalk along the park will also be added. The College Hill Alliance will act as project manager for this public-private partnership once the funds are received, with completion of the project scheduled to occur within 18 to 24 months.
To view and download a concept drawing of the Tattnall Square Park and College Street improvements, visit http://bit.ly/tspconceptmap. To watch a video of news conference, click here.