The City of Macon is returning to East Macon with the mayor's "Five by Five" program.
The program, which is in its second year and started in East Macon, focuses the city's resources to restore one neighborhood over five weeks in each of the city's five wards.
It's neighborhood improvement with a "block by block approach," according to a news release.
This time, the city is targeting an area bordered by Shurling Drive, Fort Hill Street, Emory Highway, Second Street and Gray Highway. That's next to the neighborhood the city cleaned-up when the Five By Five program started.
Vanessa Mitchell lives on the corner of Woolfolk Street and Center Street in East Macon.
"I was born and raised down at the other end of Woolfolk Street back in the 60's," says Mitchell.
It's a neighborhood that needs a little tender loving care. There's clutter in the streets and abandoned homes on almost every block.
"Very uncomfortable at times because you're always looking, peeping, and watching to see if anyone is going to come around or live in there," she describes.
Mitchell hopes the city "tears the old abandoned houses down and cleans the yard."
From cutting grass to repairing streets, the city will work in this ward for about a month.
Clean-up will start October 29th and end November 30th.