Dunwoody Comprehensive Plan Update Project
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Comprehensive Plan - 5 Year Update

The previous 2030 Comprehensive Plan (Community Agenda) was adopted in 2010 and is the long-range planning document that has helped guide the City of Dunwoody over the last 5 years. The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that assists decision-making and administrative actions in an effort to guide the City of Dunwoody towards the community’s preferred future.  Subsequent to the original Comprehensive Plan adoption, the city has also adopted the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Dunwoody Village Master Plan, and Georgetown/North Shallowford Master Plan as addenda, demonstrating the City’s continued commitment and efforts toward establishing an encompassing guiding policy document.

In an effort maintain its relevance and in keeping with the Rules of Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Chapter 110-12-1, Standards and Procedures for Local Comprehensive Planning, the City conducted a Comprehensive Plan 5 Year Update throughout 2015.  The update coordinated the assessment of new demographic and economic data and trends, considered the current version of the Comprehensive Plan, made amendments based on community input, and focused heavily on economic development analysis and policy setting.

The recently updated Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on October 12, 2015. The adopted Plan was reviewed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  On October 29, 2015, the City was notified that it had been awarded Qualified Local Government (QLG) status.  The City will use the adopted short-term action plan to guide policy decisions over the next five years, in pursuit of fulfilling the 20 year vision of the Comprehensive Plan. 

 
RECENT PROJECT UPDATES

LINKS TO ADOPTED DRAFTS

 
 

Most Recent Project Phase - COMPLETION and IMPLEMENTATION

The Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on October 12, 2015.  The adopted Plan was reviewed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  On October 29, 2015, the City was notified that it had been awarded Qualified Local Government (QLG) status.  The City will use the adopted short-term action plan to guide policy decisions over the next five years, in pursuit of fulfilling the 20 year vision of the Comprehensive Plan. 

 
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Comp Plan Update Process

Dunwoody City Council was briefed on the Comprehensive Plan Update project timeline and process at its December 8, 2014 City Council Meeting. Click HERE to review a presentation delivered to City Council.

The city held the first two public Community Goals Workshops: Setting Our Vision to discuss a variety of topics focused on Dunwoody's future. Click HERE to view a presentation delivered to attendees of the first two Community Goals Workshops: Setting Our Vision.

The city held additional workshops to discuss a variety of topics focused on Dunwoody's future including the Needs + Opportunities Workshops: Framing Our Priorities (Review summary HERE) and the Community Work Program Workshop: Logistics Setting (Review summary HERE). 

The city held the final workshop in late June 2015 to review the final draft elements of the five-year, short-term action plan.

For more information please contact the City of Dunwoody Community Development Department at 678-382-6800.  

Contact

Project Contact
John Olson, AICP
City Planner
678-382-6811
john.olson@dunwoodyga.gov