Carroll County is considering the authorization of development for the “Wolf Creek” development. The development is one of the largest ever undertaken in Georgia and is the only project of late to be designed a project of regional impact.
This thing will be huge.
The development will have more people living in it than in Carrollton, the county seat. It will cover over 11,000 acres, taking with it a significant chunk of the area’s water supply. Infrastructure will have to be improved and expanded. Lots of jobs will be created. The Chamber of Commerce in Carroll County has just endorsed it.
But, part of me wonders if these massive developments, particularly in an area already struggling over water rights issues, is such a good thing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for development. But 11,000 acres for one development? A massive influx of new people to Carroll County, more than already live in Carrollton?
I’m certainly not an opponent to something like this, but it does raise some concerns.