The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a statement recently detailing their plans to hold public informative meetings that go over the results of the Recreation Capacity Study and Master Plan Update for Lake Sidney Lanier.
The Corps of Engineers has four open house meetings scheduled in which the public is encouraged to attend. The current Master Plan for Lake Lanier is from 1987 and needs to be updated. The USACE started the process which includes capacity studies, public forums, surveys, and more in October 2017 and is expected to be completed at the end of 2020.
According to the USACE, “A Master Plan is the strategic land-use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resources project.”
The findings, data, analysis, and proposed management actions will be presented to the public at these open houses. The open house locations are:
- Open House #1 — Monday, Feb. 24, 4 – 9 p.m. – Dawson County, Kilough Elementary, 1063 Kilough Church Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
- Open House #2 — Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4 – 9 p.m. – Hall County, Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30504
- Open House #3 — Wednesday, Feb. 26, 4 – 9 p.m. – Forsyth County, Central Park Banquet Room, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA 30040
- Open House #4 — Thursday, Feb. 27, 4 – 9 p.m. – Gwinnett County, USACE Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA 30518
For more information on the Master Plan process, visit https://go.usa.gov/xdbzm. You may also call the Lake Lanier Project Management Office at (770) 945-9531.
— Staff Reports