Collaborating to bring life and business to downtown Macon.

Using the Main Street America Four Point Approach for downtown revitalization.

ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING

ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) is the economic restructuring arm of Main Street Macon. MSM assists the UDA in promoting parking management efforts, solid waste removal, and economic incentives for businesses.

DESIGN
MSM works to ensure the cleanliness of downtown and promotes preservation. Additionally, MSM oversees signage in downtown by approving pole banners, working to remove sign blight, and assisting with wayfinding signage.

PROMOTION
MSM promotes downtown events and offerings to encourage the entire community to be a regular. MSM helps organize annual events like the Macon Beer Festival, the Christmas parade, and Small Business Saturday.

ORGANIZATION
Collaboration is key to MSM’s success. We focus on building meaningful partnerships with non-profits, government departments and officials, and businesses. Our focus on collaboration allows MSM to better serve you.

 

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Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 12.57.52 PMAnnual Christmas Parade

Mark your calendar! The 2017 Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 3 from 3pm to 5pm.

Main Street Macon is accepting applications for parade units through November 17, 2017. Download the application below and return it to the Economic and Community Development Department with your $125 entry fee.

2017 Christmas Parade Application

Main Street Macon seeks a master signage plan for downtown Macon

Main Street Macon, an organization housed in the Economic and Community Development Department of Macon-Bibb County, invites all interested, qualified persons or firms capable of providing the required products to submit bids for the design and planning of a master signage plan for downtown Macon, GA.

In 2014, the Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority led the process of developing a strategic plan for Macon’s urban core. The resulting plan, called the Macon Action Plan, was published in 2015. The James L. and John S. Knight Foundation and the Peyton Anderson Foundation each contributed $1.5M to create the Downtown Challenge Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. The purpose of the grant is to fund ideas outlined in Macon Action Plan, making it a living, breathing guide rather than a document that sits on the shelf.

Main Street Macon received a grant from the Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to create a master signage plan for Macon’s urban core that would provide branding guidelines and preliminary designs for the type of signage requested in this Request for Proposal. The Macon Action Plan outlines the need for a comprehensive plan and identifies locations and types of signage that would assist with wayfinding and an increased sense of place. The winning proposal will display knowledge of the Macon Action Plan and follow its suggestions.

Main Street Macon is considering the selection of a signage master plan utilizing grant funds won from the Downtown Challenge Fund. The following specifications and attachments describe the minimum requirements acceptable to Main Street Macon and Macon-Bibb County.

Download the RFP

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