New administrative offices for Clayton County moving forward

Clayton County is moving forward with plans to build new administrative offices in Jonesboro.

The county said it will discuss its plans to construct the building at 120 Smith Street in Jonesboro during the 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 meeting of the Clayton County Commission. The Clayton County Building and Maintenance Department is working with Nelson Worldwide to complete concepts and due diligence on potential sites.

“Through an extensive research and evaluation process, our building and maintenance department as well as the Nelson Worldwide team has worked together to present the best option for this new facility,” Chief Operations Officer Detrick Stanford said in a release. “We recognize that the current administration building is well overdue for an upgrade.”

The new Jonesboro office will include space for a Jonesboro Library, though no other information was given on that part of the project.