Jahnce Prince, AICP, vice president of planning and development with The Collaborative Firm, spoke to board members at an Oct. 15 workshop at the suggestion of Jones County zoning officer Tim Pitrowski.
Prince said she has done research on the bypass project and said county leaders have a lot to think about with this kind of major infrastructure change.
“When the bypass is built, there will be a lot of development pressure. You need to look at the demand for different types of land uses and what a big box development could do to existing businesses,” she said.
She said the bypass could cause a change in character for the corridor and create traffic problems for nearby roads.
“You need to think about the effect of a new transportation network and if the zoning and current ordinances are adequate to address what will be out there,” Prince said.
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