The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District (CID) is getting closer to becoming a reality.
The enacting legislation is currently in the hands of Georgia Sen. Rick Jeffares in the state legislature and both the Covington City Council and Newton County Board of Commissioners have been briefed on the latest activity.
However, once the legislation goes through the General Assembly more work will need to be done.
The CID association will need to get consent from 50 percent, plus 1 percent of property owners with a value that equals 75 percent in the corridor, stretching from Ginn Motor Company to Martins Crossing on Hwy. 278.
To get a jump start on having the required consent, the CID association will have a signing celebration on Feb. 4. The event will take place at the Piedmont Newton Hospital Auditorium in the Physician’s Pavilion from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Joe Allen of the Gwinnett Place CID will be the guest speaker, and attendees will be able to see before pictures of Hwy. 278 and what the corridor could possibly look like with actions from the proposed CID.