The development of industrial property continues to expand off Georgia 16 in Butts and Spalding Counties. The Spalding County Board of Commissioners approved two requests in recent months. They include the High Falls Logistics Park and distribution space off Jackson Road. A third request is also up for consideration.
Georgia 16 has direct access to I-75 at exit 205. The first distribution center in the vicinity — Dollar General — opened in 2018. Since then, developers have proposed projects representing over thirty million square feet of industrial space.
High Falls Logistics Park
The High Falls Logistics Park plans to construct 4.3 million square feet of logistics space in four buildings. The property consists of 348.6 acres located on the south side of Highway 16 east of High Falls Road.
The four buildings range in size from 280,000 square feet to nearly 2 million square feet of space under one rooftop. The primary intended use for the development will be as distribution centers.
Vehicle access will be off Georgia 16 via an existing curb cut and median break. There will be a secondary access point for emergencies only off High Falls Road. Finally, the applicant is donating an acre of land on High Falls Road for Spalding County to build a future fire station.
Spalding County approved a rezoning request for the project in June 2022.
Jackson Road at Wallace Road
During the commission’s August 25 meeting, another rezoning request gained approval from Spalding County. This request is for fifty-four acres at the northeast corner of Jackson Road and Wallace Road. The property is immediately adjacent to the Dollar General distribution center.
The developer is planning to construct a 316,400 square foot warehouse on the property. Vehicle access will be off both Jackson Road and Wallace Road. As part of the zoning approval, the applicant will be upgrading the sections of road parallel to their property to support heavy truck traffic.
The development will build around an existing church, Bethel Grove CME, on Wallace Road. There will be a seventy-foot buffer between the church and distribution center. The developer will add landscaping and trees to visually separate the properties. The applicant also agreed to preserve natural forest on the back corner of the property.
Tomochichi Road at Chehaw Road
Finally, eighty-six acres at the intersection of Tomochichi Road and Chehaw Road is being considered for rezoning. The applicant is proposing a 1 million square foot building for the property.
The property has road frontage to an existing curb cut and median break along highway 16. A secondary access point is also depicted off Chehaw Road. The concept site plan is proposing no direct access to Tomochichi Road.
The Spalding County Planning Commission will consider the project during the August 30 meeting. The board of commissioners will consider the request at a later date.
Featured image shows the concept site plan for High Falls Logistics Park. Photo credit Falcon Design Consultants.