16 Feb Open houses solicit input on future Henry County development, land uses
McDONOUGH— Henry County staff is inviting the public to a series of open houses to give input on future development and land uses in Henry County.
The open houses, hosted by Henry County Planing and Zoning, will allow citizens to discuss views and ideas for Henry County’s Comprehensive Plan Update and Future Land Use Map. Daunte’ Gibbs, director of Planning and Economic Development, said the Comprehensive Plan is the policy guide that informs land-use decisions, including rezonings.
“Based on the growth projections that will be provided by the Department of Community Affairs, the Comprehensive Plan will designate future population densities for all areas of Henry County,” said Gibbs. ” The Comprehensive Plan is intended to guide the community to become what the people indicate as their preferences. This includes all development types.”
Those in attendance can share their thoughts on how they think Henry County should develop over the next 25 years by taking a survey and feedback on what they would like to see in planning Henry County’s growth.
“The Comp Plan Update is a way for citizens and other stakeholders to have a voice in how we shape Henry County from a planning and zoning standpoint,” Gibbs said. “We want to hear from citizens before the window of opportunity closes. We have a few open houses left where the public can come and speak with members of the Planning and Zoning Department and other officials to let us know what they would like to include in our Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will serve as our policy guide for the next 10 years.”
Feb. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Pkwy. in McDonough.
Feb. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the the Locust Grove Police Station, 3640 GA-42 in Locust Grove.
Feb. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hampton City Hall, 17 E Main St. S in Hampton.
March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Pkwy. in McDonough.