PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

COMP PLAN 2040

The “ForwarDuluth” Process

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan, for short) is an official statement of the City’s vision for its future. It expresses the Duluth community’s aspirations and goals for the city’s future, while articulating a corresponding set of policies and recommendations to guide future decisions regarding land use, development and capital improvements. The Plan is emphasizes the next steps the City will take to move Duluth Forward into the future.

 Why update the Comp Plan?
Duluth is a dynamic and growing city that has experienced substantial changes since the City’s last Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2014. Moreover, as required by Georgia state planning rules, local governments must update their Comprehensive Plans every five years. Updating the Comprehensive Plan presents an opportunity to account for these changes and to respond to continued development pressures. It is also an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on Duluth’s past journey, while confirming and refining our aspirations for moving Duluth Forward.

Our schedule going forward:
On Monday, December 10th, 2018, City Council opened the ForwarDuluth Draft up for public comment. Here are important dates moving forward.

  • December 10th: Draft open for public comment.
  • January 17th 2019: Last day for public comment. 
  • January 24th 2019: Final Steering Committee Meeting
  • February 4th 2019: Planning Commission Public Hearing for approval
  • February 11th, 2019: City Council Public Hearing for approval
  • February 12th 2019: Send to Atlanta Regional Commission and Department of Community Affairs for approval

 Schedule - Copy (2)

Review Documents and Maps

Please send all comments to FORWARDuluth@duluthga.net on or before January 17th, 2019.
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