Developments of Regional Impact

Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs) are large-scale developments that are likely to have regional effects beyond the local government jurisdiction in which they are located. The Georgia Planning Act of 1989 authorized the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to establish procedures for review of these large-scale projects. These procedures are designed to improve communication among affected governments and to provide a means of revealing and assessing potential impacts of large-scale developments before conflicts relating to them arise. At the same time, local government autonomy is preserved since the host government maintains the authority to make the final decisions as to whether a proposed development will or will not go forward.

DRI Rules and Regulations
DRI Fact Sheet
NEGRC Supplemental Information
Department of Community Affairs



DRI#2383 3001 Iris Drive, Newton County
Date Opened:  December 18, 2013
Status: In Progress
Jurisdiction:  Newton County
DRI#2383 Summary
DRI#2383 Site Plan

DRI#2384 Parkside, Barrow County
Date Opened:  January 2, 2014
Status:  Finding Issued
Jurisdiction:  Barrow County
DRI #2384 Summary
DRI #2384 Site Plan
DRI #2384 Finding with Comments


DRI#2368 Walton Development, City of Commerce
Date Opened: September 18, 2013
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction:  City of Commerce
DRI #2368 Summary
DRI #2368 Site Plan
DRI #2368 Finding

DRI#2353 Resurgence Park, Oconee County
Date Opened: May 29, 2013
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction:  Oconee County
DRI  #2353 Summary
DRI #2353 Site Plan
DRI #2353 Finding

DRI#2335 Harvest Recycling, Oconee County
Date Opened: March 26, 2013
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction:  Oconee County
DRI #2335 Summary
DRI #2335 Site Plan

DRI #2335 Finding


DRI#2336 Bethany-Parallel Project, City of Madison

Date Opened: March 25, 2013
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: City of Madison
DRI #2336 Summary
DRI #2336 Site Plan

DRI #2336 Finding

DRI #2321 Athens Mixed-Use Development, Athens-Clarke County
Date Opened: January 17, 2013
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Athens-Clarke County
DRI #2321 Summary
DRI #2321 Site Plan
DRI #2321 Finding

DRI #2311 One University Parkway, City of Statham
Date Opened: November 2, 2012
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: City of Statham
DRI #2311 Summary
DRI #2311 Site Plan
DRI #2311 Traffic Study
DRI #2311 Finding


DRI #2303 Presbyterian Village, Oconee County
Date Opened: October 3, 2012
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Oconee County
DRI #2303 Summary
DRI #2303 Site Plan
DRI #2303 Finding


DRI #2286 GlenRidge, Jackson County
Date Opened: July 13
, 2012
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Jackson County
DRI #2286 Summary
DRI #2286 Site Plan
DRI #2286 Finding


DRI #2260 TICA, Jackson County
Date Opened: March 16
, 2012
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Jackson County
DRI #2260 Summary

DRI #2260 Site Plan
DRI #2260 Finding

DRI #2255 Project Road Runner (Caterpillar)
Date Opened:
February 23, 2012
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Oconee County, Athens-Clarke County, City of Bogart
DRI #2255 Summary
DRI #2255 Site Plan

DRI #2255 Traffic Study
DRI #2255 Finding

DRI #2234 Barrow Landing, Barrow County
Date Opened: October 3, 2011
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Barrow County
DRI #2234 Report
DRI #2234 Maps
DRI #2234 Traffic Study
DRI #2234 Finding

DRI #2218 Banks Recycling Collection Center, Morgan County
Date Opened: August 18, 2011
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Morgan County
DRI #2218 Report

DRI #2213 Arcade Meadows, City of Arcade
Date Opened: July 27, 2011
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: City of Arcade (Jackson County)
DRI #2213 Report
DRI #2213 Maps
DRI #2213 Supplemental Information
DRI #2213 Traffic Study
DRI #2213 Finding

DRI #2197 Greenway Recycling, Walton County
Date Opened: April 29, 2011
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Walton County

DRI #2197 Report
DRI #2197 Maps

DRI #2197 Finding

DRI #2175 Northeast Georgia Cancer Care Center, Athens-Clarke County

Date Opened: Nov 24, 2010
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Athens-Clarke County
DRI #2175 Report
DRI #2175 Maps
DRI #2175 Finding

DRI #2156 Highway 20 Transfer Station, Walton County
Date Opened: Oct 29, 2010
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Walton County
DRI #2156 Report
DRI #2156 Maps
DRI #2156 Finding

DRI #2126 Athens-Clarke County MSW Landfill Phase 5 Expansion, Oglethorpe County
Date Opened: May 21, 2010
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Oglethorpe County
DRI #2126 Report
DRI #2126 Maps
DRI #2126 Finding

DRI #2117 Banks Solid Waste Management Facility, Morgan County
Date Opened: Apr 13, 2010
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Morgan County
DRI #2117 Report
DRI #2117 Maps
DRI #2117 Finding

DRI #2088 Braselton 1 (SR 211at I-85), Town of Braselton (Barrow County)
Date Opened: Jan 25, 2010
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Town of Braselton
DRI #2088 Report
DRI #2088 Maps
DRI #2088 Finding

DRI #2083 Valentine Industrial Park, Jackson County
Date Opened: Dec 29, 2009
Status: Finding Issued
Jurisdiction: Jackson County
DRI #2083 Report
DRI #2083 Maps
DRI #2083 Finding