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The Concept Review Committee (CRC) is a pre-submission meeting program designed to assist customers in navigating the City’s development processes. It will serve as an opportunity for customers to meet with representatives from the City’s plan review agencies at the forefront of the project design stage to refine plans and scope in an open and organized format. The CRC will save time for both the applicant and the City, by highlighting challenges and clarifiying processes ahead of submission thereby reducing the number of follow-ups and streamlining the overall review process. The CRC is not meant to extend the timeline or apply additional regulations, rather it is intended to provide technical feedback prior to beginning the entitlement and permitting process.

Following the adoption of Resolution 19-R-3750 by the Atlanta City Council, tree protection and site development have been identified as an immediate area of focus for the CRC.

Fact Sheet
Meeting Schedule

Prior to any land entitlement reviews and respective submittals to the Department of City Planning, a CRC consultation should occur for the below:
  1. Subdivisions
  2. Re-zonings
  3. Projects tagged by DCP staff where CRC would be helpful to address anticipated challenges or conflicts
  4. Other, as requested by applicants


The CRC will be led by a chair and facilitated by a dedicated coordinator with membership representing the offices below: 

Department of City Planning - Office of Buildings, Building and Life Safety code 
Department of City Planning - Office of Buildings, Arborist Division
Department of City Planning - Office of Zoning & Development 
Department of City Planning - Office of Mobility Planning 
Department of Watershed Management - Site Development 
Department of Public Works - Streets 
Others will be invited depending on the project scope and proposed concept. 

The CRC will meet the second and fourth Friday of each month from 9:00a-12:00p. Agendas are anticipated to hold 10-15 concept review projects. 

Upon submittal to the CRC, the Coordinator will reach out to the listed contact to schedule and provide more details. Both the contact and/or property owner, and their licensed design professional are highly encouraged to attend the consultation as discussions will be of a technical nature. Applicants are welcome to summarize the project and provide additional documentation at the beginning of their dedicated time. However, consultations will be brief to accommodate all agenda items. A log of comments noting any action or follow up items will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting or within a day or two of the meeting.  Please note: This deliverable will not be considered the formal zoning staff recommendation as the applicant will continue through existing staff, committee and NPU review processes. CRC consultations will be tracked in Accela to provide for measurement, record keeping and reporting. Accela provides opportunities to relate records and waterfall the information to subsequent review and permitting processes.


  1. Online:
  2. In person: Commissioner’s Suite, #1450, first floor of the Atlanta City Hall.


  • Completed application (digitally through ACA or hard copy in person)
  • Conceptual plans (in PDF format) to include:
    • Scaled site survey noting existing topographic conditions
    • Tree survey showing species, DBH (diameter at breast height) and identifying all dead, dying or hazardous trees
    • Proposed concept noting building footprint, roadway/site access, grading, stormwater management plan, etc. Provide as much detail as possible to aid the conversation

Contact the CRC Coordinator at 

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