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Highway 166 Community Choices Study

Contact: Tracy Rye, AICP - Planning and Zoning Director
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: 770-920-7241 - Fax: 770-920-7356

The Community Choices Program is an Atlanta Regional Commission quality growth initiative. Through Community Choices, ARC provides cities and counties with the tools, technical assistance and resources to help them create communities that best suit their unique visions.

Highway 166 Corridor Community Choices Study
ARCs Community Choices team is working with Douglas County and its' residents to plan for the future of the State Route 166 corridor. The goal of the project is to protect natural resources and view sheds by encouraging compatible land uses. This can be accomplished in a number of ways: via a Scenic Byway, small area plan, planning for recreational amenities or a combination of any of the above.

Draft Summary Document Now Available/Future Meetings
A draft summary document detailing the meetings that occurred in the spring has been compiled as well as data received from the survey and is now available as a downloadable document on this page. The maps used for the conversation on June 1st are included in the draft document, however please note that the maps were used for illustrative purposes by ARC and are not the official maps produced by Douglas County. All official Douglas County Maps are available from Douglas County's Geographic Information Systems' office at the Courthouse. It is anticipated that future public meetings will continue beginning in the fall of 2015 and will be for the purposes of gaining additional feedback and determining next steps in the process. Between now and the next set of public meetings this fall, we welcome any public comment on the draft document you wish to share with us at

Previous Meetings
The most recent meeting that occurred on June 1, 2015 centered around land use patterns and zoning designations and well as next steps. The second meeting on April 23, 2015 concentrated primarily on transportation and trails in view of the historic and scenic nature of the area. The main presentation was done by Randy Hulsey, Director of the Douglas County DOT. To find a copy of this presentation, please look at the downloadable documents on the right-hand side of the page. In addition, a survey has been designed to gather information on historic, culture and recreational resources. A link to that survey is in the related links section on the right-hand side of the page.

At the first meeting on March 16, 2015, there was a brief presentation outlining the Community Choices Program and information regarding the Scenic Byway Program as well as information on the cultural and historic resources of the area. Participants then visited several different stations with maps that identified known Historic and Cultural assets and Community Landmarks; Recreational Opportunities and Needs; and a map asking what direction citizen's felt the study should take--Scenic Byway, Small Area Study or something else. Citizens provided comments on these maps and that information has been incorporated into the maps in the downloadable documents to the right

Planning & Zoning Board
Unified Development Code
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Think You Can't Afford a Home? Think Again! NSP
Urban Redevelopment Plan
<< Highway 166 Community Choices Study

Recreational and Cultural Opportunities Survey
This survey is a brief Recreational and Cultural Resources Survey to gain understanding of your views on recreational and cultural opportunities along the Highway 166 Corridor and to understand the view of residents on potential future development patterns.

DRAFT Highway 166 Summary Report - 2874.0KB
Mid Project Presentation to BOC on 7/6/15 - 2729.4KB

Historic and Cultural Resources - 492.3KB
Recreational Opportunities - 940.8KB

March 16, 2015 Meeting Agenda - 855.1KB

Proposed 6/1/15 Meeting Agenda - 855.3KB

Proposed meeting agenda for April 23, 2015 - 115.9KB

Rivers, Streams, Roads and Trails Presentation from Meeting 2 - 4059.3KB

Which Direction Should the Study Take? - 657.3KB

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