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Pop-up Minimum Grid

Creating a pop-up minimum grid that would allow citizens to explore their city safely on foot or on bicycles; the project would expand a trail system from the river to downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Macon Downtown Challenge

To help Macon attract and retain talent, expand economic opportunity and build civic engagement through a semiannual call for new ideas, the Downtown Challenge, which will support the implementation of the Macon Action Plan for the city's urban core.

Better Block Foundation

To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.

The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

Bringing people together to connect and engage in four Knight resident cities (San Jose, Detroit, West Palm Beach) with a musical swings installation that plays music when used and more complex melodies when people collaborate to use them together.

Macon Beall's Hill Revitalization (PRI)

To complete the revitalization of the historic Beall's Hill neighborhood within the College Hill Corridor and serve as a national model through a combination of grant and program-related investments establishing perpetual revolving loan funds for rehabilitating homes, building new homes, facade improvements, energy efficiency projects and down payment assistance.

Macon's Beall's Hill Revitalization- A National Model

To complete the revitalization of the historic Beall's Hill neighborhood within the College Hill Corridor and serve as a national model through a combination of grant and program related investments establishing perpetual revolving loan funds for rehabilitating homes, building new homes, facade improvements, energy efficiency projects and down payment assistance.

Creative Interventions Tour

To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.

Better Block

To fund Team Better Block activities, which trains local leaders to improve their neighborhood through participatory placemaking in three Knight Foundation Communities; Akron, Macon and Philadelphia.

Master Plan

To model on the successful College Hill Corridor planning process, the project will create a master plan and a new approach to downtown revitalization, bringing together diverse stakeholders, property owners, and agencies around a common vision and working strategy.

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