The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted last week to have planning staff look into an idea that would spruce up the Ga. 400 corridor in hopes of luring new business to the area.
Commissioner Gary Pichon describes the Gardens of 400 concept as one answer to the county’s decrease in tax revenue.
“If we can bring new business here, we can keep property taxes from going up,” he said.
Pichon said low cost improvements like shrubbery and wild flowers would create a distinctive personality as Dawson County competes with other areas along the corridor to attract business.
David Headley, director of Public Works and Community Development, said grants are available to help fund landscaping projects.
Planning staff is expected to develop a preliminary plan of action over the next 90 days for the board’s review.