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-related matters. The NPU system was established in 1974 by the late Mayor Maynard Jackson to provide an opportunity for all residents 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 – the official avenue for residents to receive updates concerning all functions of City government. Enabling residents to express concerns and provide input helps the City in developing plans that best meet the needs of each neighborhood.
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:
**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.
If your organization would like to make a formal presentation at an NPU meeting, please fill out the External Presentation Request Form by following this link. Pease provide 30 days advance notice for processing.
Established in 2020, NPU University is a community engagement initiative that advances the Department of City Planning’s mission to facilitate thriving neighborhoods and public engagement in all our work. NPU-U aims to increase and strengthen the voices and skills of Atlantans by educating, empowering and equipping them to serve as effective community representatives and leaders. NPU-U will provide the training residents need in order to make valuable contributions in civic decision-making settings and produce more equitable strategies for neighborhoods. For more information please follow this link.
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