- Partner sponosred a Visioning Retreat in 2016 from this retreat the Butts County Tourism Board was formed.


- Proposed bike trails connecting the City of Jackson to Indian Springs.

- Partners for Smart Growth was instrumental in efforts to bring a 500 capacity event center to the Indian Springs State Park.  The idea for the convention center began in the Partners board room and   Partners helped secure additional local funding for the project. 





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. . Transportion 

Growth Issues which should be addressed by this Board include:



  • Proposed study Georgia DOT has to install truck lanes through Butts County.  Business owners and the county have raised concerns to the DOT about the possibility of those truck lanes bypassing our local truck stops.


  • 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 Study


                         Butts County Long Range Transportation Plan




Tourism Marketing Plan 2016.pdf
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Draft Butts Overlay Design Guidelines 3-[...]
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Butts County Draft Overlay
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  • Mulberry/Covington Streets Connector                                               Partners presented a Resolution to the City of Jackson Mayor & Council regarding a proposed transportation project which would connect South Mulberry and Covington Streets. At their June 3rd meeting, the Council voted to accept the resolution and voted to prepair their own request to the Georgia DOT. A copy of the Partners Resolution to the City is found below.
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