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Coastal comp plan workshops coming
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The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center will hold a second round of public workshops for the expansion of the Coastal Georgia Comprehensive Plan.

These workshops will focus on input from residents and stakeholders in Bulloch, Effingham, Long and Screven counties. The same workshop will be repeated in each of the four counties to maximize opportunities for participation across the region. All meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m.

Workshop times and locations are:

• June 1- Long County
Long Co. Senior Center
77 Thornton Drive NE, Ludowici

• June 4-Screven County
Cail Community Center
320 Millen Rd., Sylvania

• June 8-Bulloch County
Statesboro City Hall
50 East Main Street, Statesboro

• June 11-Effingham County
Effingham Co. Administrative Complex
601 N. Laurel Street, Springfield

The public, elected officials, and all interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend.

This round of meetings will focus on the development of strategies to address issues and opportunities identified during the first round of meetings. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss strategies at both at the local and regional levels. The goal is to develop a plan that benefits the region, as well as the individual communities within the region.  

The draft results of quality growth audits will also be presented at this meeting. Quality growth audits were conducted for each of the seventeen local governments (cities and counties) in the four-county planning region. These audits consist of a review of the development regulations for each jurisdiction to evaluate how these regulations compare to state and national quality growth standards.  

An online survey will also be released soon. It will be available on the project Web site and to all subscribers of the e-newsletter.  The Web site also provides draft documents, background information, and meeting notices.

For more information about this process or to sign up for a newsletter via e-mail, visit