|Upper Story Development
|Develop communication initiatives to encourage adaptive reuse of upper story development of downtown buildings for use of office, housing, service, and retail.
|Adaptive Re-use of Downtown Space
|Encourage and implement removal of impediments for adaptive reuse of downtown space and encourage street facing infill developments.
|Movie Night at the Ritz
|In December of 2021 we hosted our first Family Movie Night at The Ritz as part of our Christmas in Thomasville events.
|The movie night was a huge success, so we decided to do two more in the Fall of 2022 in conjunction with our Halloween and Christmas in Thomasville events.
|We plan to make Movie Night at The Ritz a quarterly event in 2023.
|Planter signs were ordered to advertise for Movie Night at The Ritz.
|Plaques Installed in 200 Block of West Jackson Street
|Sidewalk plaques listing important historical businesses in the district were part of the vision for the overall revitalization of The Bottom District.
|Funding was available for sidewalk plaques in the 300 block of West Jackson Street during the streetscape, but funding was not available for plaques for the 200 block.
|This year 24 historic business plaques were purchased and installed in the 200 block of West Jackson Street by funding from The Williams Family Foundation.
|“Treat Yourself in Thomasville” Marketing Campaign
|Our Marketing Department launched a new campaign to encourage visitors and locals to “Treat Yourself in Thomasville” over the summer.
|As part of the campaign, we designed Summer Loyalty Cards that were accepted between June 1st and August 31st. For every $20 spent, Downtown Merchants signed off on your card. After spending $200, completed cards were turned in to the Thomasville Visitor’s Center for a chance to win a weekend staycation at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott.
|The cards were a great success and we had over 377 turned in for a total of $75,400.
|Downtown Development District Expansion
|This expansion followed the Blueprint Comprehensive Plan, the Downtown Strategic Plan for revitalization and the opportunity for future growth with identified gateways into the downtown.
|The Downtown Development Authority approved the expansion of our Downtown Development District. The new map was adopted on April 11, 2022, by City Council.
|We are continuing to reach out to the new businesses within the Downtown Development District to make them aware of Downtown Incentives.
|We have plans to launch a Holiday Loyalty Card that will be available between November 1st and December 31st.