The Newnan Times-Herald


Rural character work session Wednesday

  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • May. 21, 2019 - 10:29 PM

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The Coweta County Board of Commissioners will discuss changing residential development rules to protect rural character tonight.

The commissioners are having a work session at 6 p.m. to discuss a proposed “land distribution guidance system." The meeting will be held in the commission chambers, upstairs at 37 Perry St., Newnan.

The agenda does not include a public comment section. However, county staff are recommending a series of public information open house-style meetings on the proposed changes, and there will be public hearings before any changes are made, said County Administrator Michael Fouts.

The county has hired a consultant to work on the land guidance system. It was one of several ideas that came out of last spring’s series of meetings on preserving Coweta’s rural character.

One of the recommendations made by county staff after those meetings was to “draft an amendment to the Zoning and Development Ordinance regarding allowable density of subdivision developments based on community infrastructure and services.”

The land guidance system addresses that recommendation, according to Fouts.