What is a Neighborhood Planning Unit?
The City of Atlanta is divided into twenty-five (25) Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs), which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning matters. The NPU system was established in 1974 by the late Mayor Maynard Jackson to provide an opportunity for all citizens to actively participate in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city's vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years. Since then the NPU system has evolved into what it is today – an official avenue for citizens to receive updates concerning all functions of City government. Enabling citizens to express concerns and provide input helps the City in developing plans that best meet the needs of each community.
Which Neighborhood Planning Unit do I live in?
- City of Atlanta's GIS tool – click here
- In the top left corner, enter property address in the Find address or place text box (hit enter)
- Once Property Information is displayed on the right side of the screen, scroll to the Administrative Area and the corresponding NPU letter will be displayed
- I want to see a list of every neighborhood in each NPU – click here
- I want to see every neighborhood in alphabetical order with corresponding NPU – click here
- You can also click on the map below to see a more detailed map of the neighborhoods within each NPU:
- Map of NPU's with Council Districts
- Map of NPU's with Police Zones
- Map of NPU's with Zip Codes
- E-mail List Sign Up - Add your name to the e-mail list to begin receiving monthly NPU notices. You can also help the City save on postage by having your name removed from our regular mailing list.
- NPU Contact Information - Find out how to get in touch with the chairperson, city planner, and zoning contact for each Neighborhood Planning Unit.
- Directory of Neighborhood Organizations - If your neighborhood organization isn't listed in the directory, please fill out a registration form.
- Neighborhoods USA - A non-profit organization committed to building and strengthening neighborhood organizations.
**Per Legislation 17-O-1423 (signed by the Mayor 12/13/17), the boundaries of NPU-F have expanded due to annexation. Please see here for the most recent NPU-F map.
When and where does my NPU meet?
Membership is open to anyone 18 years or older whose primary residence is within the NPU, as well as to any corporation, organization, institution, or agency which owns property or has a place of business within the NPU.