Butts County's geographic location and proximity to suburban Atlanta presents a prime opportunity to guide the future development of the County. Whether it be the Interstate 75
zoning overlay district plan, the downtown Jackson one-way pairs project, the proposed Butts County Airport initiative, a possible Inland port, T-SPLOSTs, or any other issue that relates to
transportation infrastructure, Partners feel it is imperative that a Transportation Authority or Board be established for Butts County. Although Partners strongly favors establishing a
Transportation Authority we feel either an Authority or a Board needs to be established now, and without further delay.
Growth Issues currently in discussion within Butts County include three transportation related issues.
- An Airport Initiative has been presented to County Government seeking support for a feasibility study to determine the needs/benefits of developing a regional airport within Butts County.
Partners support a feasibility study. Further, Partners advocates the creation of a County Transportation Authority or Board to manage this process and explore other ways and means of
managing county transportation issues. For detailed information regarding the Airport Initiative click on the weblink below:
- The Butts County Department of Community Development is working to develop an Interstate I-75 Overlay District. This permissive overlay district is intended to provide the
blueprint for development of the I-75 corridor within Butts County. Partner members are serving on the citizen advisory committee and support the County in developing an overlay district. The
link below was established to keep citizens informed. However, it has not been updated since last fall. At the last public hearing, citizens expressed concerns regarding the location proposed for the
parallel acess road. The Board of Commissioners, at it's March 2013 meeting, tabled further action regarding theisDistrict Overlay.
The proposed Draft Overlay & Design Guidelines can be downloaded below.
- Planning & preperation for vehicular traffic, both present and future, are critical issues for the growth & economic development of Butts County. Below are links regarding
the planning and adoption of Butts County's 25 Year Transportation Plan. The data utilized in the development of this plan was gathered through public meeting. For information
about the Butts County transportion needs and plans click on the weblinks below:
Butts County Transportation
Butts County Long Range Transportation Plan