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Posted to Douglas County Comprehensive Plan Update by Allison Duncan
Save the Dates! Two small area plans will be undertaken along with the Comprehensive Plan Update. On December 7, the community is invited to gather for the Lithia Springs small area plan. And on December 8, there will be a similar opportunity for Winston. The Community is invited to share their feedback at both of these sessions. The invitation to both of these sessions are below. Keep an eye on the website for more information closer to the dates!
In 2021, a substantial portion of the southern part of Douglas County was studied as a part of the South Douglas Scenic Byway. The Corridor Management Plan that was developed as a part of that study informs the policy recommendations for the Comprehensive Plan Update. Similarly, the small area plans developed for the Winston and Lithia Springs communities, will provide a greater degree of detail about future development and land use in these areas.
Posted to Douglas County’s Main Street by Allison Duncan
If you have followed the previous posts on this blog, then the information in the Lithia Springs Small Area Plan will all look pretty familiar. This small area plan is the basis for a Character Area Study that will inform the next update of the Douglas County Comprehensive Plan. Per the Plan Recommendations, Douglas County applied for some additional technical assistance to continue our planning work.
Douglas County was awarded a technical assistance grant through the Community Development Assistance Program of the Atlanta Regional Commission. In addition to ARC, this project will be supported by The Georgia Conservancy.
The technical assistance project will have two components. The first component will be the creation of a resource manual that highlights best practices and case studies of the type of development the community has asked for in the Lithia Springs area. And the second component will produce a training component for citizens and officials to become advocates for improvements to the Lithia Springs area.
Lithia Springs has a strong sense of place. As documented in the compilation Portraits of History: Lithia Springs by Earl M. Albertson (and available at the Lithia Springs Library) the natural and built environment have been a complement to the quality of life in the area. Industry, development and recreation have combined to create the character of the community. And this same dynamic will be the foundation to define this area moving forward.
Keep an eye on the project blog at this website for more information and future updates. It is anticipated that the project will get started in July 2021, and extend through the end of 2021. Read the entire press release here.
Photos found in Portraits of History: Lithia Springs by Earl M. Albertson, which is available at the Lithia Springs Library.
Posted to Happenings by TJ Jaglinski