Welcome to Smart Growth Newton County
Who are we?
We are a coalition of citizens committed to smart growth principles and their application to Newton County and its municipalities. We believe that current development patterns, dominated by sprawl, no longer serve the best long-term interests of Newton County, its municipalities, existing suburbs, and rural communities. Though supportive of growth, we question the economic and environmental costs of abandoning or ignoring existing infrastructure in cities, towns, and other logical areas only to rebuild it farther out. We believe in growth that is town-centered and pedestrian oriented, that mixes housing, commercial, and retail uses, and that preserves open space and environmental amenities. Ultimately, we believe this approach to growth promotes quality of life and a sense of place and community.
Smart Growth Principles: