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The Fiscal Implications: Macon, GA

Macon-Bibb County, GA asked Smart Growth America to analyze the net fiscal impact of future growth focused on downtown infill versus continued greenfield development in suburban locations. To conduct this analysis, we developed four hypothetical development scenarios: two in downtown and two in the suburbs. We found that the Downtown Infill scenarios would generate a net fiscal impact per acre that is 4.6 to 6.9 times than the same development program located on a suburban greenfield.