Thomasville leaders making progress with comprehensive plan

Thomasville leaders making progress with comprehensive plan

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville city leaders are working to update several city codes so they can more easily execute plans within Blueprint 2028, the city’s comprehensive plan.

After several meetings, city leaders know which code updates are most important to those living and working in Thomasville.

Kenneth Thompson, City of Thomasville urban designer, said if these codes are approved by city council, it will allow more developments to happen.

Currently, the biggest issue they're facing is how to unify multiple chapters of codes together, so it's more streamlined.

City of Thomasville Urban Designer Kenneth Thompson (Source: WALB)
City of Thomasville Urban Designer Kenneth Thompson (Source: WALB)

Thompson said this directly impacts the comprehensive plan, and construction outside of the comprehensive plan.

“They really wanted to be able to simplify development downtown, make it easier to build in the downtown (area), and in some of our traditional neighborhoods,” said Thompson.

Thompson said they’ll present the changes to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Once it’s approved by the city council, they’ll move forward with Blueprint 2028 plans using the updated codes, officials said.

However, Thompson pointed out, this could be a year-long process.

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