Carroll County’s Wolf Creek

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.

5 comments

  1. memberg says:

    This is unrelated, but the concept of outlying suburb developments reminded me of something.
    On one of the state highways somewhere between I-85 and Senoia (so, either in Fayette or Coweta), there is a subdivision called “Bedford Forrest.” That can’t be unintentional.

  2. Erick says:

    Come on, memberg. It’s a nice neighborhood. At night, instead of wasting all that electricity on street lights, they just burn crosses.

  3. Demonbeck says:

    Will Australian college students disappear mysteriously due to the savagery of a crazed mechanic at this Wolf Creek too?

  4. jsm says:

    I know the guy who developed and named that subdivision. I dated his daughter. The name is intentional as he is a Civil War buff. He also named other subdivisions in the area with confederate-inspired names.

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