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2050 Plan to be discussed in series of meetings
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July 14, 2014
Live Oak Elementary School
500 Kirkland Road
Covington, GA 30016
6:30 p.m.

July 17, 2014
Mansfield Elementary School
45 East Third Avenue
Mansfield, GA 30055
6:30 p.m.

July 24, 2014
Flint Hill Elementary School
1300 Airport Road
Oxford, GA 30054
6:30 p.m.

July 29, 2014
Eastside High School
10245 Eagle Drive
Covington, GA 30014
6:30 p.m.

August 7, 2014
Oak Hill Elementary
6243 Georgia 212
Covington, GA 30016
7:00 p.m.

The 2050 Plan, both lauded and applauded, will be discussed in a series of public meetings starting July 14.

The plan is made up of members of a Leadership Collaborative working out of The Center, on three development zones — conservation, rural and compact community — called baseline ordinances.

These baseline ordinances will go before the public from July 14 through Aug. 7 in five discussions.

The Center will lead the meetings, delivering information to the public and hearing their feedback.

The 2050 Plan seeks to direct future growth to create dense, mixed-use residential and commercial communities in western Newton County to save money on future infrastructure (schools, roads and water lines) — $3.3 billion in savings over four decades to be exact — and build off the existing density from the housing boom, while also seeking to protect the rural nature and agricultural heritage of other portions of the county.