Community Workshops

Community Workshop Series

A series of workshops were led by consultant group The Jaeger Company to focus on different types of corridor types and related character areas identified on the Future Development Map. Each workshop addressed two different geographic areas of the same corridor or development type with the goal of developing recommendations applicable to other similar areas throughout the county.

The specific goals of the workshops were to analyze and evaluate each of the areas to identify:

  • Appropriate future land uses
  • Appropriate new and infill design
  • Planning strategies to achieve the recommended use and design scenarios

The workshops were held at the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design studios on Broad Street in downtown Athens. The workshop format was interactive and designed to encourage public participation. Read the final report.


  • Workshop 1: “From Rural to Suburban: Residential Corridors in Single-Family and Rural Areas” (June 2, 2007)
  • Workshop 2: “Transitional Corridors: Diverse Uses Along Athens-Clarke County’s Gateways” (July 14, 2007)
  • Workshop 3: "Urban Residential Corridors: The Future of Our Traditional Neighborhoods" (August 18, 2007)