Programs and Projects

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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Have you ever wanted to know more about community development through placemaking? Well at the Planning and Zoning Board's most recent meeting a presentation was given by the Georgia Conservancy on what placemaking is and what it could look like for Lithia Springs, and hopefully Douglas County. You can watch the full presentation below. 

The Georgia Conservancy Placemaking Presentation  

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.

South Douglas Scenic Byway

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The South Douglas Scenic Byway includes 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.  Future growth along the corridor will be guided by a Corridor Management Plan.

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The South Douglas Scenic Byway was designated by the Georgia Department of Transportation on March 17, 2022.  South Douglas Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan is available here.  Please contact Allison Duncan at 678-715-5370 or aduncan@douglascountyga.gov with questions or comments.  

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