Comprehensive PlanGrovetown is a city redefining itself. Located in southern Columbia County, Georgia and
adjacent to the United States Army Signal Corps’ home of Fort Gordon, new residential
development fuels Grovetown’s conversion from a “country cross-roads” into a
community with all of the amenities of a 21st century city. This combination of country
charm and modern amenities serves as the basis for why Grovetown refers to itself as “A
Friendly Little City.”
Originally incorporated in 1881, the City of Grovetown is one of 41 member municipalities
of the Central Savannah River Area Regional Development Center (CSRA RDC) located
in Augusta. Grovetown’s close proximity to Augusta positions it roughly half way
between the state capitols of Georgia and South Carolina. Grovetown’s location in south central
Columbia County also places it at the edge of the developing urbanized area of
metropolitan Augusta. It lies on high ground just to the northwest of Fort Gordon near
the northern end of the Middle Savannah River sub-basin.
Successful communities don't just happen - they must be continually shaped and guided.
A community must actively manage its land use, infrastructure and resources, and
respond to changing circumstances if it is to continue to meet the needs of its residents.
Grovetown residents value the character and diversity of their city, the strong sense of
community, and the easy access to recreational opportunities. Concern about
maintaining the current economic development trend, providing for adequate
infrastructure and ensuring adequate recreational and educational opportunities for its
old and new citizens are issues that the city is continuously trying to address.
Comprehensive planning, based on good data and public consultation, will assist the
community to address these, and many other concerns.
What is the Comprehensive Plan?
The comprehensive plan is the official guiding document for the future of the city of
Grovetown. It is designed to formulate a coordinated, long-term planning program for
the city. The plan lays out a desired future, and guides how that future is to be achieved.
It serves as a guide to both the public and private sector by providing a picture of how
land will develop, how housing will be made available, how jobs will be attracted and
retained, how open space and the environment will be protected, how public services and
facilities will be provided, and how transportation facilities will be improved. Further,
the plan guides elected and appointed officials as they deliberate community
development issues and convey policy and intended programs of action to residents. In
short, the comprehensive plan is a unified document providing consistent policy
The comprehensive plan is structured to be a dynamic document, subject to amendment
when conditions within the city or county change significantly. Periodic updates are
needed to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of the residents of Grovetown. The previous Grovetown Comprehensive Plan was prepared in 1991. Many of the items
recommended for implementation were completed or became irrelevant as years passed.
This new plan addresses changes in the community since the last comprehensive plan.
City of Grovetown
103 Old Wrightsboro Road
Grovetown, GA 30813-3015