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Apr 20

On the Road - Parks, Libraries, and Senior Centers

Posted to Douglas County Comprehensive Plan Update by Allison Duncan

Make sure you check out the Roadshow boards set up all throughout Douglas County.  You can find display boards set up with more information on the character areas, future land and greenspace concepts at parks, libraries, and senior centers.  Thumbnails of all four boards are included below, and you can download and review copies as well. 


Boards_Roadshow_land use

Boards_Roadshow_lithia springs


The information is the same that you will find in our Roadshow Presentation.  As a reminder, you can give us feedback on this material through our Roadshow Survey. Each of the boards includes a link and QR code to get you back to the project website and survey if you would rather take a look in person and then give us your feedback. 

Roadshow_Boundary Waters Aquatic

Boundary Water Aquatic Center

Roadshow_Dog River Library

Dog River Library

Roadshow_Woodie Fite

Woodie Fite Senior Center

You can find display boards in the following locations: 

  • Lithia Springs Senior Center, 7301 Groovers Lake Road, Lithia Springs GA 30122
  • Woodie Fite Senior Center, 1000 Simeon Springer Court, 8750 Dorris Road, Douglasville GA 30134
  • Lithia Springs Library, 7100 Turner Drive, Lithia Springs GA 30122
  • Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive, Douglasville GA 30134
  • Dog River Library, 6100 GA-5, Douglasville GA 30135
  • Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road, Douglasville GA 30135
  • Boundary Waters Activity Center, 4996 Hwy 92, Douglasville GA 30135
  • Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, 5000 Hwy 92, Douglasville GA 30135

Also, don't forget about our Planning and Zoning Open House hours every Friday between March 17 and April 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Development Services Department of the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville GA 30134.  Check out a complete list of Public Outreach Tour Dates and come out to see us.  Thank you for your participation!

Jun 01


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.  
the water plant
the office

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.

Sep 02


Posted to Happenings by TJ Jaglinski

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