scenic preservation index

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The Historic Macon Scenic Preservation Index (SPI) will identify and highlight priority places for preservation, conservation, and recreation in Macon-Bibb County.

Historic Macon is looking further into places that matter to the community and wants to know: 

Is there an outdoor area important to you? 

What places are part of your cultural identity that we need to protect? 

What are the historic buildings and neighborhood spaces that surround these places?

SPI allows Historic Macon to think beyond preserving buildings, but reach into the neighborhoods and natural spaces that contribute to our community identity.  

This project is made possible with support from The 1772 Foundation. Trust for Public Land, Hanbury Preservation Consulting, and Jessica Lanier Walden are providing their expertise and guidance to develop this project.

so, what exactly will this project do?

The Scenic Preservation Index will:

  • Identify and prioritize historic preservation, land conservation and natural resource opportunities based on community input and technical analysis.

  • Engage members of the public to articulate their values and vision of protecting Macon’s significant places.

  • Identify high priority projects that reflect community-identified values across the natural and built environment. 

  • Raise community awareness and support around the value of the natural and built environment. 

  • Create a mapping tool to help local stakeholders identify opportunities based on their own priorities.

how can you help?

With your help, you will assist Historic Macon to identify significant places unrecognized, forgotten, or neglected in our community. 

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  1. take the survey.

    Have an answer to one of these questions? Take our 5-10 minute survey to share your answers! All input from this public survey will be included in our map and report.

2. attend a workshop + speak out

Want to tell us even more about places in Macon-Bibb County? Join us for one of the many workshops and speak outs we’ll host from September 2019 - March 2020. We’ll add more events here and on facebook as details are finalized! Stay tuned!

Community Kick Off!

Tuesday, September 24 

Historic Macon Headquarters, 338 Poplar Street

5:30 - 7:30 PM 


Saturday, September 21 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, September 22 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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