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Chamblee kicks off development initiative
by Staff Reports
March 25, 2014 10:55 AM | 1852 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On April 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., community members are invited to the Chamblee Civic Center for a kickoff meeting to initiate the Chamblee Next planning process, a major update to the city’s comprehensive plan that will consider changes to the city’s goals, future development policies and needs/opportunities since the last update, with a special focus on the 2013 major annexation area near I-85.

The annexation led to a 63 percent increase in the city’s land area and a major increase in population. The comprehensive plan update is Phase I of the city’s two-phase Chamblee 2040 strategic development initiative to help ensure Chamblee is well-positioned for the future.

At the meeting, the planning team will provide a brief presentation about the update process and ways the public can get involved, followed by a question and answer session. Community members interested in the city’s long-term vision and future development should attend.

It will be followed by a public workshop April 24 and an open house May 22, as well as a web-based community questionnaire to be initiated in April.

The comprehensive plan will capture the community’s long-term vision for the future and sets forth an action plan for the next five years. It is an important guide for public and private investment and a requirement of the state of Georgia. The bulk of the planning process will be completed by mid to late June.

The comprehensive plan update is Phase I in the two-phase strategic development initiative. Phase II will include an update of the city’s zoning, development and related ordinances to ensure consistency with the comprehensive plan. It will begin in tandem with the comprehensive plan update and will extend through the end of the year.


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