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Thomas University Expansion Plans Well-Received by Public

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

More than 50 residents attended a meeting held by Thomas University last night (9/23) to give positive feedback on the school's proposed expansion plans.

The school's goal is to purchase the old Magnolia School complex and renovate it.

In the past, residents have resisted development of the old complex, but last night they were singing a different tune, saying they were 'excited' about the school's proposed plans to expand.

TU President Gray Bonvillian told us, "We couldn't have asked for a better gathering than last night...no negative issues whatsoever, genuine curiosity in what we're doing, and real delight in many people that we are moving there and making good use of that property."

The university has not purchased the complex yet, but says it is waiting to see if the City of Thomasville will allow the space to be rezoned from a residential area to an urban one.

If the zoning is approved, the complex will serve as new student housing, a sports complex, and other multi-use space.

University officials say the community will be allowed to use many of the new facilities.

We'll bring you more updates on Thomas University's expansion projects as we get them.


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