The 103,000-square-foot, three-story Clayton County Administration Building will be located on an 18-acre parcel of land on Old Poston Way in Jonesboro. The facility will be home to several county departments including the Board of Commission, Finance, Human Resources, Legal and Communications.

January 2024: The City of Jonesboro is scheduled to consider Clayton County’s request for a variance and conditional use permit to build the new Clayton County Administration Building at 9161 Old Poston Road in Jonesboro during the city council’s Feb. 5 work session. The council will make a final decision during the Feb. 12 regular meeting.

December 2023: Nelson Worldwide design firm is expected to provide the county with 100% building designs by February that will include drawings for the planned pocket park next to the administration building. Once received, an internal and external schedule will be developed to review by county officials.

November 2023: Nelson Worldwide architecture firm is expected to deliver complete design documents to the county by mid-December. Rockhaven Homes, the developer across the street from the facility site, is installing new sewer lines which may require an easement from Clayton County. County officials are awaiting word of approval from the Clayton County Water Authority and an installation timeline from the developer.

October 2023: The county is anticipating receiving updated design documents from Nelson Worldwide Architecture by the end of the year. This will allow staff to begin hosting meetings with departments to review and submit suggested changes.

September 2023: The interior building design is evolving, and design changes proposed by departments will be sent to Nelson Worldwide Architectural Firm when complete. Clayton County survey and engineer teams continue to work on the facility’s exterior site development.

August 2023: Proposed interior design revisions have been gathered from various departments and will be sent to Nelson Worldwide Architectural Firm for plan adjustment.

June 2023: A meeting is scheduled this month with designers, Nelson Worldwide, to review restroom accessibility. The county and City of Jonesboro are still working together to establish zoning.

July 2023: County leaders are discussing the possibility of adding a pocket park to the campus. Design plans are under review and will include suggestions and requests from the Board of Commissioners.


$40 million

Commission District

District 2/Felicia Franklin

Design Firm

Nelson Worldwide

Served by Commissioner

Chairman Jeffrey E. Turner and All Commissioners