“Foster diverse economic growth, while sustaining and enhancing Kingsland’s distinctive community character.”
Planning and coordination of economic development projects.
Provide support services for entrepreneurial and small business operations.
Planning and coordination of redevelopment projects.
Coordination of economic development incentive zones and programs.
Assist the DDA in planning and coordination of downtown development projects.
Planning and coordination of community economic development grant project.
Provide staff support for the Kingsland Development Authority and their associated projects and programs.
Darren Harper, EDFP
Economic Development Director
P. O. Box 250
Kingsland, GA 31548
Ph: (912) 729-7530
Fax: (912) 729-7618
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Tax Allocation Districts
In accordance with the Official Code of Georgia Section 36-44, the City of Kingsland, through a local voter referendum, was authorized to have full exercise of Redevelopment Powers. Redevelopment Powers allows the City of Kingsland to use redevelopment as a way of reclaiming and using sites that have been hindered from development for quality economic development and job growth. Within Redevelopment Powers, the City can create what are known as Tax Allocation Districts (more commonly referred to as TAD’s). Within a TAD, the local government/developer can use the incremental growth in the tax base to satisfy the debt repayment of Tax Allocation Bonds for eligible project expenses.
In late 2012 and early 2013, the City of Kingsland approved the creation of the first Tax Allocation District known as the City of Kingsland Tax Allocation District #1 – Exit 3 Commercial and Entertainment District. For more information on this Tax Allocation District, please consult TAD redevelopment plan here
Community Improvement Districts
In accordance with the Constitution of Georgia: Article 9; Section 7, a local city or county may establish one or more Community Improvement Districts (more commonly referred to as CID) within its corporate limits. The local government body must approve CID plans, and the tax rate proposed within the CID. Property owners within a community improvement district may choose to tax themselves at a higher rate than property owners outside of the CID. Any additional tax revenue collected within the CID, over and above the normal tax revenue collected throughout the City, can be used to repay eligible project expenses for projects developing within the CID. The official legislation for this program will be provided soon.
City of Kingsland Tax Allocation District #1 – Exit 3 Commercial and Entertainment District (also known as Kingsland Adventure Park)
A group of developers have proposed a very unique project in the City of Kingsland which will have local, regional, and state impacts. The Kingsland Adventure Park, as it is currently known, will create an adventure and entertainment theme park including a water park, go-cart track, mini-golf, zip line and ropes course, along with a hotel and convention center, outdoor amphitheatre, restaurants, a theatre and much more. The project is estimated to cost approximately $300 million and create approximately 1,200 jobs in the area. For more information on the park, review the redevelopment plan for this project here.