Work Plan

Project Title Project Description Timeline
Creative District Plan The Creative District is envisioned as an integral part of downtown that will embrace and partner the creative arts and retail businesses. 2014-2020
Multi-Use Trail The Community Trail is envisioned as a fully landscaped 15-mile walking and biking trail with outdoor lighting that will connect 17 of the city's parks. The trailhead will be located in the Creative District of downtown and will include an outdoor amphitheater and anchor the trail to downtown Thomasville. 2012-2020
Wayfinding Signage New gateway signage, public parking signage, public art or other monuments for downtown Thomasville to assist visitors and citizens with easier navigation throughout the city. 2016-2018
Downtown Parking Improve/increase availability of parking in the downtown area through the identification of public areas where parking can be increased or enhanced and through the development of partnerships with private property owners. 2016-2018
Branding Initiative Update Thomasville's brand as it relates to marketing the community for tourism and economic development. 2016-2018
West Jackson Streetscape The proposed streetscape project will focus on the area of West Jackson from Madison Street to Remington Avenue. Citizens will have opportunities to contribute their ideas to the development of the streetscape plan for this downtown street. This project will rely heavily on public input to help shape the final design. Recommended improvements include: parking, traffic flow, sidewalks, preservation of the character, and filling empty storefronts. 2016-2019
Master Planning for Public Parks Improvement of public greenspaces as work on the Community Trail progresses will allow for an improved aesthetic and increased usage of City parks in the downtown area. 2016-2019
Sidewalk Improvements, Enhanced Pedestrian Crosswalks, and Improved Lighting Sidewalk improvements will allow for repair and enhancements to downtown sidewalks. 2017-2019
Adopt the Blueprint 2028 Comprehensive Plan The comprehensive plan encompasses an 18-month community engagement process. This plan will set the tone for Thomasville’s growth and development for the next twenty to thirty years, including land use and development, historic and cultural resources, environment and natural resources, economic development, municipal services, transportation, recreation, housing, and priority investments. 2017-2018
Bike Rack Installation To encourage bikeability, while meeting the demands of our community, a survey will be conducted to identify locations where bike racks are needed and complete installation. This is an incremental approach to connecting our downtown to the surrounding neighborhoods. 2018
Launch Visit Widget Software to Attract Visitors and Locals “Visit Thomasville” is an interactive way to plan the perfect day in Thomasville by downloading the app or by visiting the website. This is a free downloadable app and will be a resourceful tool for both locals and visitors. 2018
First Friday Rebrand Based on community and merchant feedback, First Fridays will be rebranded to First Friday Sip & Stroll. 2018