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.

June 2024: Design documents are being created for the facility’s landscaping and building sign options are under consideration.

May 2024:  The Clayton County Administration Building design documents are being evaluated by the county’s Technical Review Committee. The committee includes personnel from departments such as Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services, Transportation and Development and the Clayton County Water Authority.

April 2024:  Nelson Worldwide Architecture has completed the revised design documents, which have been submitted to Community Development for approval. The location and number of electric vehicle stations to be installed at the new facility is remains under consideration.

March 2024: A meeting is scheduled for March 26 to discuss potential electric vehicle charging station locations for public use.  Additionally, Planning, Development and Construction (PDC) has scheduled a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) meeting with Nelson Worldwide architecture firm to discuss LEED status options for the Administration Building’s design.

February 2024: Building designs from Nelson Worldwide architecture firm are due the first week of March. A meeting to discuss the possibility of including public electric vehicle charging stations with county leaders is scheduled for March 1.

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