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Published on December 27th, 2015 |


Public input sought Jan. 12 on re-write of Atlanta’s Zoning Code

The city of Atlanta is embarking on re-writing its Zoning Code and has scheduled a public information meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at Passion City Church, 515 Garson Drive in south Buckhead, to share the initial findings of the consultant team and receive public input.

Mary Norwood

Mary Norwood

“As the newly-appointed Zoning Committee chair for Atlanta, I want to make sure that you are aware of this opportunity to contribute in shaping our city’s future,” Post 2 At-Large City Councilwoman Mary Norwood said in an email over the holidays.

The Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Assessment is a project conducted by the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD). The work is being led by the consultant team of TSW, Canvas Planning Group, and The Zoeckler Firm.

The work includes a review and analysis of best practices in major peer cities and innovative zoning and land use practices such as form-based ordinances and hybrid zoning ordinances (those that incorporate form-based and conventional land use-based provisions).

Additionally, the assessment will focus on how the current zoning ordinance implements city policies and plans, such as the Comprehensive Development Plan, and will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing Zoning Ordinance in terms of its processes, structure, administration, districts, uses, site design and building design and impact of other codes.

“The City’s Department of Planning, our consultant team, and my colleagues and I are interested in hearing your views,” Norwood wrote.

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