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2016 Comprehensive Development Plan

The City of Atlanta 2016 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) was adopted on November 21, 2016. The development and adoption of a comprehensive plan is a requirement for local governments called for by the Georgia Planning Act of 1989. In addition, the Charter of the City of Atlanta (Section 3-601) mandates the preparation of a Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) every 3 to 5 years. The Georgia Planning act of 1989 calls for local governments to develop and adopt a comprehensive plan. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) establishes the standards and procedures for coordinated and comprehensive planning as well as the date by which a comprehensive plan must be adopted.

The Comprehensive Development Plan is a guide to the growth and development of the City of Atlanta. It sets forth the development vision, policies and an implementation plan for the City and its neighborhoods for the next twenty years.

Comprehensive planning is the foundation for quality growth management. The comprehensive plan brings together and addresses all aspects of community and economic functions with the objective of sustaining and improving these functions in the future. The Comprehensive Development Plan addresses, but is not limited to the following topics: population, economic development, housing, natural resources, historic resources, community facilities, transportation, urban design, and land use.

2016 Comprehensive Development Plan - Adopted Version

1. Sections 1 - 9
2. Character Areas - Neighborhoods
3. Character Areas - Centers and Corridors
4. Character Areas - Other and NPU Policies
5. Appendix
6. Adoption Resolution

2017 Quarterly Amendments

2017 Comprehensive Development Plan Quarterly public hearing schedule - This schedule is relevant for rezoning applications that require a future land use amendment. More information can be found by reading the Zoning/Future Land Use Compatibility Table.

Staff reports will be available the day before the public hearing. Videos of the Community Development Committee may be viewed by visiting the Atlanta City Council's Meeting Videos page.

February 14, 2017 Public Hearing Staff Reports
March 13, 2017 Public Hearing Staff Reports


 Staff:  Phone: Email: 
Jessica Lavandier 404.865.8522
Julia Billings 404.330.6522
Shayla Reed     404-546-0162
Carter Coleman 404-330-6143


Last updated: 3/13/2017 2:55:41 PM