In April high school students from Newton County met at the Center with Director Kay Lee to discuss what they would like to see in terms of retail growth in the County.
Beginning in 2005, the Center for Community Preservation and Planning (The Center) shepherded community citizens and decision makers through a process to map out scenarios for the future of Newton County.
A successful rural infill project opened in Covington in 2011. Over 2,500 applicants are waiting for one of the 60 affordable, age-restricted units.
Four for the Future Award for their commitment to working across the public- private sector and nonprofit boundaries on challenging issues and making Newton better!
Newton County’s 2050 Plan, received the coveted Small Town and Rural Planning (STaR) division award from the American Planning Association
A charrette is an intensive, democratic planning and design process for a community in which as many stakeholders as possible are included.
Unleash your child’s creative side while teaching them about Newton County’s history and future. Submit their work and win up to a $500 savings bond!
Meet the MIT students calling Newton County and the Center home this January.
Defining future land use that encourages and fosters quality development will ensure Newton County’s small town charm and rural character remain intact.
The 2050 Plan will reduce infrastructure costs and the negative impacts of serving “sprawling” development by be focusing on compact communities.
Planning quality future development to conserve and protect natural resources can help ensure small town charm and rural character remain.
When faced with unprecedented growth, Newton County decided to shape change, rather than let change reshape their community.