Downtown master plan in the making

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - With so many new projects coming to downtown Meridian, some residents may be wondering what's being done to accommodate these changes.

City officials and business leaders met Wednesday to discuss just that. Separate groups discussed topics like transportation, road upkeep, downtown parking, street layouts and other changes that need to be done.

"We are in such a period of growth right now. There are so many exciting things happening for the city of Meridian and so we wanted to take a look and get different looks of how we can take everything that's positive that's going on and create a plan for our future," said Laura Carmichael, cultural affairs coordinator for the city.

Officials hope these new changes will help benefit the future of Meridian.