Georgia– Douglasville is focused on redeveloping the north side of its downtown area. The study area is bounded by Mill Creek, Malone Road, Huey Road, Strickland Street and Cedar Mountain Road. One project getting attention is the old Douglas County Jail, which the city purchased last year for $850,000. After a meeting to solicit public feedback on city development last week, the city has considered requesting public-private partnerships to redevelop the older areas of the city. In the current model of the city’s Master Plan, the jail site is considered Phase I.
The old jail building would be demolished, and the space would be used as a green space with an amphitheater and retail shopping. A timeline for the jail project will be released in the coming weeks. The city expects to invest $1 million in special-purpose local-option sales tax funds in community development over the next few years.