Ocmulgee Crossings Redevelopment Area could include more property,  provide potential funding for improvements

December 4, 2020

Published by eruiz

Macon-Bibb County is looking to expand amend the Ocmulgee Crossings Redevelopment Plan in order to expand the current Tax Allocation District’s (TAD) Redevelopment Area to include more property. This could provide a potential funding source that could make improvements to Historic Linwood Cemetery. (Historic Riverside and Rose Hill Cemeteries are already in the TAD.)

The Ocmulgee Crossings TAD is 914 parcels and 547 acres and includes all four active crossings of Ocmulgee River (I-16, Spring Street, 2nd Street, and MLK, Jr. Blvd/Coliseum Drive). The expansion would add 23 parcels and about 26 acres, adding frontage along I-75 Southbound in Pleasant Hill and Linwood Cemetery. By adding these areas, funding could be provided for preservation of our historic cemeteries and extension of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail through them and into historic neighborhoods. 

For details and to view the full presentation, click here.

People can still provide comment on this plan by emailing commission@maconbibb.us by Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m. A Public Hearing was held on December 1, and that can be watched by clicking here. 

The Macon-Bibb Commission will consider the proposal in Committee Meetings on December 8 (during meetings starting at 9:00 a.m.) and could take a final vote on December 15 in a meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. Both of those meetings can be watched at www.facebook.com/maconbibbcounty and www.maconbibb.us. 

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