The next Comprehensive Plan Update virtual meeting is happening on Thursday, July 8, time and location to be determined.
Just like last time, you can join us on Facebook Live on the city's Facebook page or through Zoom. Zoom login details will be announced shortly.
What is a comprehensive plan?
The State of Georgia requires municipalities to write and update a comprehensive development plan every 5 years that considers land use, transportation, housing, economic development, and sustainability. These plans serve as a "road map" for cities and counties to use to fulfill their vision. The City of Powder Springs last updated their plan in 2017.
Why plan? Effective planning ensures that future development will occur where, when, and how the community and local government wants. There are several important benefits to the entire community that result from the planning process:
- Quality of life is maintained and improved.
- There is a vision, clearly stated and shared by all, that describes the future of the community.
- Economic development is encouraged and supported.
- There is more certainty about where development will occur, what it will be like, when it will happen, and how the costs of development will be met.
What is the scope of this plan update?
This plan update will be facilitated by the City and a team of consultants. It will make necessary updates to help the City better implement its vision, including making major changes to the land use, transportation, housing, and economic development elements. All other elements will see some minor changes or will be carried over. In addition to these updates, the consultant team will be making recommendations for important development sites in and around the city.
What you can do
Visit the Comprehensive Plan Update website at www.tinyurl.com/powderspringsupdate and click on the links to the Workshop #2 activities to access the map of redevelopment sites and the goals and policy affirmation survey.