Programs and Projects

South Douglas Scenic Byway

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The South Douglas Scenic Byway is a proposal to designate 19 miles of Highway 166 as a part of the Georgia Scenic Byways Program. Designation as a scenic byway highlights the scenic, cultural, natural, archaeological, historic and recreational sites along the corridor.  If selected for inclusion in the network of Georgia Scenic Byways, future growth along the corridor will be guided by a Corridor Management Plan.

Watch the Scenic Byway Introduction Video

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You are invited to an upcoming public open house regarding the designation of the South Douglas Scenic Byway as a part of the Georgia Scenic Byway network.  Meetings will be held at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville GA 30134. Meetings are free and open to the public.  

  • Public Open House #2 – Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Steering Committee for the South Douglas Scenic Byway will meet on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Dog River Library, 6100 Georgia Highway 5, Douglasville, GA 30135. This meeting is open to the public. Reach out to Allison Duncan at 678-715-5370 if you have questions or if you need to inquire about remote access to this meeting.  


Highway 78 - Douglas County's Main Street

Highway 78 is Douglas County’s Main Street.  The story of this corridor reflects key milestones in America’s history. In conjunction with the knowledge and memories of community stakeholders, Douglas County is using public records to document the evolution of this area in support of a small area plan for the community.   

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The Steering Committee for the Lithia Springs Small Area Plan met via Microsoft Teams on December 4, 2020, January 15, 2021 and March 19, 2021.  The agenda, meeting summary and presentation for all meetings are available below.  Douglas County will be working with the Georgia Conservancy and the Atlanta Regional Commission on an implementation guide for these plan recommendations in 2021. Reach out to Allison Duncan at 678-715-5370 with questions or comments on this process.

Thornton/Bankhead Urban Redevelopment Plan

The Urban Redevelopment Plan for portions of Thornton Road and Bankhead Highway was adopted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. An Urban Redevelopment Plan is a general blueprint for redevelopment and targeting of public and/or private investments in an identified redevelopment area. The adoption of an Urban Redevelopment Plan is the first step in the process of receiving an Opportunity Zone designation. This area has been designated as an Opportunity Zone by the State of Georgia