Columbus teaches Macon about revitalization

Columbus leaders teach Macon officials about revitalization

Macon hosted the city manager of Columbus Thursday night. Isiah Hugley spoke on how they turned their uptown to a happening place. 

Over the last twenty years, they've invested millions into their riverwalk and adjacent business district. 

Those millions aren't just from tax dollars or SPLOST money. It's from public-private partnerships. 

Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert says their success is inspiration to keep Macon's momentum alive. 

"They had a plan, they followed the plan, they got the public energized and involved," Reichert said. "They've been persistent in pursuing the goal. It's not just a one-shot deal, it's persistent planning and implementation."    

The riverwalk in Columbus spans 26 miles along the Chattahoochee River. 


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