Welcome to the Department of Planning and Community Development
Preserve our past, sustain our present, and transform our future.
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
The Office of the Commissioner provides leadership, policy direction, and centralized staff support for the Offices of Planning, Buildings, and Housing. Support services include administration, budget, personnel management, legislative liaison, policy collaboration and coordination and technical support and workload functions.
NEWS, MEETINGS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ATTEND AN INFRASTRUCTURE BOND MEETING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Repairs to Atlanta sidewalks, roads, bridges and other infrastructure is desperately needed. Be sure to attend a meeting to discuss a March 17 bond referendum that’s needed to pay for it. See our video for an overview. https://vimeo.com/117625794
CITY LIGHTS SENIOR CITIZEN COMPLEX BREAKS GROUND
We’re celebrating the start of a new senior citizens construction project in Historic Old Fourth Ward. City Lights will be an affordable senior housing development offering 80, one-bedroom units for seniors on a fixed income. A ground breaking for the new construction project took place last week.
NEW ORDINANCE CREATES INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPERS
New commercial construction projects in Atlanta may be eligible for special exemptions for parking requirements under a new electric vehicle charging station ordinance. See the details here
Atlanta's Tree Protection Ordinance is Being Updated
The City of Atlanta’s Tree Protection Ordinance sets clear rules for the removal of trees, protects healthy trees during construction, and provides guidelines about planting new trees. The goal of Atlanta’s Tree Protection Ordinance is to prevent a net loss of trees and tree canopy on both public and private property and to ensure that Atlanta continues to enjoy the many benefits provided by its urban forest. Read the draft update to the ordinance.
Historic Legislation Passes with Council Approval & Paves Way for Urban, Market Gardens
We worked closely with local produce growers and community organizations interested in addressing food deserts in the city of Atlanta. Here's a quick reference guide
that sums up the legislation
Need Guidance on Your Building Plans? One-Hour Walk-in Appointments for Plan Review Can Help.
Walk-in Sessions Are Now Available on Tues., and Thursdays
in the Office of Buildings.
Let us know what you think. Take a brief survey and share your thoughts with us about fair housing choices in Atlanta.
City of Atlanta Supports 2013 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study
In compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, the City of Atlanta administers its housing and urban development programs in a manner as to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH). As a direct recipient of CDBG funds from U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the City is required periodically to conduct an assessment of the barriers to housing choice and to develop a plan for overcoming the impediments identified. Any actions, omissions or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status that restrict housing choices are considered "impediments".
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