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Presentation of how GIS was used in planning the path of Thomasville's Community Landmark Trail. Presented during a SHRUGinar March 29, 2011 by JT

Presentation of how GIS was used in planning the path of Thomasville's Community Landmark Trail. Presented during a SHRUGinar March 29, 2011 by JT

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  • Discuss How the idea for a multi use trail came about.First to be just a loop around downtownExpanded to connect parksEconomic development element addedUrban Redevelopment plan for each phaseOpportunity Zone designationNEXT SLIDE

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  • Thomasville Community
    Landmarks Multi-Use Trail
    Using GIS to Find the Path
  • Founded in the early 1800’s Thomasville grew to become a Victorian era winter resort for many of the more prominent families of the north.
    Pinetree Blvd. could be considered the first multi use trail in Thomasville. (circa 1880’s)
    Traveling through the surrounding pine woods circling the city a ride through the pine scented air was thought to be therapeutic.
  • Why a Multi Use Trail? Why Now?
    In part through the success of
    Cherokee Lake and Rose Garden Improvement Project
  • Purpose of the Trail, Justifiers for Location
    Original Purpose
    • Increase pedestrian traffic in downtown historic district,
    • Draw people to “The Bottoms”,
    • Promote cultural tourism (historic neighborhoods).
    Expanded Purpose
    • Link all historic neighborhood,
    • Linkage between neighborhoods and parks,
    • Provide for safe routes for youth to attend YMCA programming at Remington Park and to school,
    • Provide safe pedestrian/bicycle/non-motorized recreational and transportation opportunities,
    • Neighborhood revitalization/Economic Development
    Expanded Purpose
    • Link all historic neighborhood, -Historic District Layer
    • Linkage between neighborhoods and parks, - Park Land Layer
    • Provide for safe routes for youth to attend YMCA programming at Remington Park and to school, - Sidewalk, Population Layer
    • Provide safe pedestrian/bicycle/non-motorized recreational and transportation opportunities, - Sidewalk, Population Layer
    • Neighborhood revitalization/Economic Development, - Vacant Land Layer
  • Population Density Study
  • Sidewalk Inventory
  • Vacant Land Study
  • And Now The Results…
  • STEVENS STREET
    NEEL PLACE
    Phase I
  • SUSIE WAY
    METCALF AVE.
    Phase II
  • Remington Pass
  • Remington Pass
  • GLENWOOD DR.
    REID ST.
    Phase III
  • N. BLVD
    N. MITCHELL ST.
    N. CRAWFORD ST.
    E. WASHINGTON ST.
    Phase IVa
  • N. CRAWFORD ST.
    JERGER ST.
    N. MADISON ST.
    MLK JR. DR.
    W. WEBSTER ST.
    FELIX ST.
    PINE ST.
    Phase IVb
  • Phase IVb
  • Phase V
  • PINE ST.
    W. CLAY ST.
    STEVENS ST.
    Connector
  • Trail Route Summary
  • For more information visit the Trial Project web pages @
    http://www.thomasville.org
    Follow the City Department Links to
    Planning & Zoning -> Planning Dept -> Current Projects and Studies
  • Duane Treadon, GIS Analyst
    City of Thomasville Planning Dept.
    229.227.3301 or gis@thomasville.org