Contibute to a greener DeKalb County with the Comprehensive Transportation Plan!

DeKalb County is inviting Atlanta and Decatur residents to share their opinions on the implementation of the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, and the Livable Center’s Initiatives. The goal of the DeKalb County Planning & Development Department is to educate the public through a series of meetings, workshops, speaking engagements, and hearings and the next one is coming up in April (details below).

The new Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that guides future development of the county. Rezoning is a way to implement the Comprehensive Plan by putting regulations into place that will make it easier to bring recommendations into reality. The updated ordinance will also provide design controls and unique land development options for achieving the vision adopted by the county.

  • When: April 16th, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: DeKalb Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030 (map it!)
  • Hosted by: DeKalb County Planning and Development Department
  • What: The second round of community workshops with a presentation for DeKalb citizens, including an overview of zoning and the status of the project. Preliminary recommendations will also be provided. Residents will be encouraged to give their feedback during the meetings (there will be one more community workshop after this one).

Below is an excerpt from an email sent out to our Laurel Ridge yahoo group:

Generating public awareness and creating partnerships with residents, elected officials, local agencies, businesses, educational organizations and civic associations are critical to the success of the DeKalb County Zoning Update Project.

In early December 2008, approximately 120 people attended the first series of community input workshops designed to gather input from the public on the current zoning code for DeKalb County. The first of three workshops targeting land developers and property owners was held in mid-January 2009.

The workshop gathered input from more than 60 individuals regarding the residential and commercial aspects of the code, as well as issues with actual zoning and rezoning processes.

To learn more information the public is encouraged to view the project website at Comments may also be submitted online, and citizens may join the project mailing list to receive mailings. For more information, please contact Arthur F. Duncan at

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