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, SMART GROWTH will depend on a comphrensive, on-going plan of action that includes a regional as well as county-wide approach. Butts County has
estalished a County Transportation Board. This Boards first meeting will occur in January of 2014. Transportion
Growth Issues which should be addressed by this Board include:
- 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. For detailed information regarding the Airport Initiative click on the weblink below:
- The Butts County Department of Community Development was working to develop an Interstate I-75 Overlay District. This permissive overlay
district was intended to provide the blueprint for development of the I-75 corridor within Butts County. 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 this District Overlay. Links to copies of proposed/draft overlay
districts can be found 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